Community Conversations

 

 

Come together in recognizing and celebrating the diversity that makes our community strong and vital. Upcoming programs offer opportunities for honest conversations about what matters most and equip participants with knowledge of newsworthy topics that can help them make a difference in their community. Join the conversation, share stories, and make friends.

CoRE Conversation Sessions

CoRE Conversations explore the realities of race, gender, sexuality, and power in our country and community. Reverend Lex Cade-White, an experienced facilitator, engages participants in approachable and inclusive discussions through creative expression and self-reflection. This series equips participants with the vocabulary and knowledge they need to more fully understand privilege, oppression, and the historical and current relations among diverse groups. The CoRE Conversation series helps participants make a difference in their communities.

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Always in Season
By Jacqueline Olive
Febriuary 14, 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
 
In Always in Season, descendants of the victims and perpetrators of lynching work together to heal a violent history. Blending observational footage with first-person testimonies and expert input, Always in Season examines the lingering impact of lynching and the link between this historic form of racial terrorism and the racial violence that exists today. 
 
All ages

FREE

Stay for a community conversation after the film.

 

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Bedlam
By Kenneth Paul Rosenberg
March 12, 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
 
Ken Rosenberg, a filmmaker and practicing psychiatrist, visits ERs, jails, and homeless camps to examine our national mental health crisis. Rosenberg follows the poignant stories of people grappling with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other chronic psychiatric conditions, whose silence and shame often worsen the suffering. 
 
All ages

FREE

Stay for a community conversation after the film.

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Eating Up Easter
By Sergio Mata'u Rapu
April 23, 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
 
More than just a picture postcard of iconic stone statues, Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, is a microcosm of a planet in flux. Native Rapanui grapple with a booming tourism trade that rakes in money, but brings about a changing climate that threatens the island's fragile ecology. Rapanui filmmaker Sergio Mata'u Rapu gives voice to his fellow islanders, who struggle to balance their cultural heritage with modern-day challenges.
 
All ages

FREE

Stay for a community conversation after the film.