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July 2018

Tell Them We Are Rising

July 27 @ 7:00 pm
UCR ARTSblock, 3824 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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Free Admission! A haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries - and path of promise toward the American dream - Black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. They have been unapologetically Black for more than 150 years. For the first time ever, their story is told. Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities examines the impact Historically Black Colleges and…

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Race to Nowhere

July 28 @ 3:00 pm
UCR ARTSblock, 3824 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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Free Admission! Race to Nowhere is a film that calls us to challenge current thinking about how we prepare our children for success. Named by TakePart.com as one of “10 Education Documentaries You Don’t Want to Miss”, Race to Nowhere brings communities together to spark dialogue and galvanize change in America’s schools. Featuring the heartbreaking stories of students across the country who have been pushed to the brink by over-scheduling, over-testing and the relentless pressure to achieve, Race to Nowhere points to a silent epidemic…

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Night School

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UCR ARTSblock, 3824 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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Free Admission! Indianapolis has one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the country. For adult learners Greg, Melissa and Shynika, finally earning their high school diplomas could be a life-changing achievement. Emmy award-winning director Andrew Cohn’s absorbing documentary observes their individual pursuits, fraught with the challenges of daily life and the broader systemic roadblocks faced by many low income Americans. No reservations are required. Seating is first come, first serve. This film is a part of Film for Thought,…

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August 2018

One of Us

August 3 @ 7:00 pm
UCR ARTSblock, 3824 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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Free Admission! One of Us explores the opaque world of Hasidic Judaism through a cadre of fascinating characters. Through unique and intimate access over the span of three years, acclaimed observational filmmakers Ewing and Grady delve into the lives of three brave individuals who have recently made the decision to leave the insular ultra-orthodox community at the expense of all else, including relationships with their family members and - in one case - their personal safety. With a sensitive and compassionate…

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The Noble Struggle of Amina Wadud

August 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UCR ARTSblock, 3824 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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Free Admission! On March 18, 2005, Amina Wadud shocked the Islamic world by leading a mixed-gender Friday prayer congregation in New York. The Noble Struggle Of Amina Wadud is a fascinating and powerful portrait of this African-American Muslim woman who soon found herself the subject of much debate and Muslim juristic discourse. In defying 1400 years of Islamic tradition, her action caused global awareness of the struggle for women’s rights within Islam but also brought violence and death threats against her. Filmmaker…

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