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MOVIE NIGHT at AIMC

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

AIMC’s Diversity and Equity Committee (DEC) continues its series of monthly films that showcase individuals who have transformed us through their embodiment of courage, wholeheartedness, and dedication to a just and equitable world.

This month: a double feature (each movie is approximately 1 hour long).

Hailed as “Eye-opening” (Baltimore Sun) and “a powerful reminder” (Austin American Statesman), A Class Apart tells the little-known story of a band of underdog Mexican-American lawyers who took their case, Hernandez v. Texas, all the way to the Supreme Court, where they successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican-Americans. The film dramatically interweaves the story of its central characters — activists and lawyers, returning veterans and ordinary citizens, murderer, and victim — within the broader history of Latinos in America during a time of extraordinary change.

Get in the Way is the award-winning PBS documentary featuring John Lewis and his highly personalized narrative of an epic chapter in U.S. history. You’ll discover a dynamic and passionate leader who fires up all who hear him to stand up, speak out and take action. A lifelong advocate of nonviolent direct action, Lewis’ exemplary story will inspire you to get in the way. “Recent events signal a new urgency to see this inspiring film portrait, and yet another reason to honor Lewis’ action and results … The civil rights struggle that has occupied most of Lewis’ 77 years is facing a tidal wave of new challenges — or, at least, that’s what many people fear. The values he embodies are more important than ever.” – Associated Press


 

Refreshments will be served, and there will be an optional discussion period after the film.

Bring your own chairs if you wish and whatever you need to be comfy.

Details

Date:
August 25
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Organizer

Tam Saimons
Phone:
505-242-6067
Email:
tamarasa@swcp.com

Venue

200 Rosemont Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA
200 Rosemont Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM United States
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