Events By Quarter
Cup of Culture
Seeds of All Things
a film by Yehuda Sharim
Amid the backdrop of a contentious presidential election, a health clinic in Southwest Houston is run by and for immigrants and refugees. A family from Iran is bound by love as they build a new home in the city’s most diverse neighborhood. Post-film discussion with filmmaker, Yehuda Sharim, to follow. 1h 34m. 2018.
THE INTERSECTION: WOKE BLACK FOLK
The Intersection: Woke Black Folk is a never-before-seen look into the complexities of Black political identity. This groundbreaking one-woman show is an internationally touring, multiple award winning, and critically acclaimed stage. It portrays the perspectives of four different Black community leaders who have four immensely different perspectives about how to combat anti-black state violence (police violence) and advocate for a more just society. They have vastly different ideas about identity, gender, religion, economy, mental health, public safety, and the list goes on. And while they vehemently disagree with each other, they will soon find out that they need each other. This is a story about how and why humans, in general, struggle to navigate difference.
To view a recording of the performance and discussion: https://youtu.be/IwFU-YaUgEE.
Please keep in mind that the footage is for educational purposes only and is not available for download for personal use.
TAMIKA MALLORY, ANGELO PINTO AND TAMIKA PALMER
This event, facilitated by the Black Studies Department and Center for Black Studies Research, will discuss the art of protest, its impact on social change, and emphasize Black women as leaders in the fight for liberation against police brutality. Members of Until Freedom will be joined by Tamika Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor, who was fatally shot by Louisville Metro police department in March 2020, by three plain clothed officers executing a “no-knock” search. This event was made possible by the generous contributions of the VC for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, VC for Student Affairs, Associated Students, CAPS, MultiCultural Center, the Black Studies Department and the Office of Black Student Development.
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Conscious Conversations Series
#JunkTerrorLaw: Filipino Masses Fighting for Their Voice
Anakbayan Santa Barbara
Anakbayan Santa Barbara is a youth led mass organization fighting for genuine freedom and democracy in the Philippines. Under the umbrella of Anakbayan USA, the Santa Barbara chapter seeks to agitate, organize, and mobilize youth to take action towards liberating the Filipino masses. This event seeks to spread awareness of President Duterte’s regime and his attempt to consolidate power using the Anti-Terror Law. We will be discussing what the Anti-Terror Law is and how it threatens the freedoms of the Filipino people.