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SDESC 3rd Annual Community Event: Sneak Preview of Free Angela film & Community Panel

The San Diego County Ethnic Studies Consortium invites you to our

3rd Annual Community Event

Sneak Preview of
FREE ANGELA AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS
Directed by Shola Lynch
THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013 @ 6:30 pm
DIGIPLEX MISSION VALLEY

Film screening followed by Community Panel

Tickets
Register at http://freeangelasdesc.eventbrite.com to receive a free ticket. Limit one ticket per person. More tickets than theater seats are being distributed, so arrive early. All seats are first-come, first-serve. A ticket does not guarantee a seat. Please note: You must bring a hard copy of your paper ticket; phone apps will not be accepted.


About the Film

San Diego, CA (March 26, 2013) – Codeblack Films, a Lionsgate company, presents the political-crime-drama documentary about social activism icon Angela Davis. Free Angela and All Political Prisoners opens exclusively in AMC theaters in select markets on April 5, 2013, and is also available on Tugg to bring Free Angela to a city near you.

Hailed by the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival as “a fascinating chronicle of justice and strength,” Free Angela tells the dramatic story of how a young professor’s social justice activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a bloody shootout, four dead, and her name on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List.

In this historical vérité style documentary that marks the 40th anniversary of her acquittal on charges of murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy, Angela Davis recounts the politics and actions that branded her a terrorist and simultaneously spurred a worldwide movement for her freedom as a political prisoner. At its core, the story wrestles with the meaning of political freedom in a democracy negotiated between the people and its government. Strong, attractive, and engaging, Angela Davis is one such person who became a symbol at the center of this still relevant power struggle.

Jada Pinkett Smith along with Overbrook Entertainment, Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, and BET Networks have joined forces on the production of the documentary.

“We at Overbrook Entertainment are very proud to support this intriguing documentary about the life of Angela Davis,” said Jada Pinkett Smith. “An incredible job in revealing a piece of American history we thought we all knew.”

Shawn “Jay Z” Carter adds, “An intricate and compelling film about Angela Davis. Roc Nation is honored to be part of a creative collective that can present such a riveting story.”

Questions?
Email: sdethnicstudies@gmail.com
Blog: https://sdethnicstudies.wordpress.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/San-Diego-Ethnic-Studies-Consortium/141008759297208

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2nd Annual Community Event: Special screening of Precious Knowledge film with Special Guests

The San Diego County Ethnic Studies Consortium invites you to our

2nd ANNUAL COMMUNITY EVENT

PRECIOUS KNOWLEDGE
A Film about Revolutionary Education & Ethnic Studies in Tucson, AZ
Free Screening followed by Q&A with
Producer Eren McGinnis & Student Activist Pricila Rodriguez

precious knowledge

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011
2:45-6:00 pm
Black Box Theater, Lincoln High School
Limited seating; priority seating for high school students

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2011
4:00-7:00 pm
Arts & Letters 201, SDSU
Registration begins at 3:00 pm; arriving early for seats is strongly recommended
Open to the public
$5.00 suggested donation

Watch the trailer: http://vimeo.com/15062646

About the Event
Sparked by the passage of Arizona’s House Bill (HB) 2281, which eliminates Ethnic Studies courses at secondary level educational institutions, the San Diego Ethnic Studies Consortium (SDESC) invites you to attend a film screening and discussion about the documentary Precious Knowledge. We seek to unite faculty, students, staff, and community members throughout San Diego County in order to reflect upon the recent attacks on the Raza Studies Department in the Tucson Unified School District and its impact upon our disciplines at large. Continue reading

1st Annual Ethnic Studies Conference 2010

To view the complete program, click here: 2010 Conference Program

Press Release: SDESC Conference & Schedule

PRESS RELEASE – 9.26.10

San Diego Ethnic Studies Consortium invites you to the

1st Annual Ethnic Studies Conference
“Honoring Our Communities, Building Our Futures”
Friday & Saturday, October 1-2, 2010
San Diego Mesa College
Building G-103

Keynote Presentation
Auggie Romero, Director of Student Equity, Tucson Unified School District
Sean Arce, Director of Mexican-American Studies, Tucson Unified School District

About the Conference
Sparked by the recent passage of Arizona House Bill (HB) 2281, which eliminates Ethnic Studies courses at secondary level educational institutions, the San Diego Ethnic Studies Consortium (SDESC) invites you to attend its first annual conference on Ethnic Studies. We seek to unite faculty, students, staff, and community members throughout San Diego County in order to reflect upon the recent attacks on the Raza Studies Department in the Tucson Unified School District and its impact on our disciplines. Our conference will examine the state of Ethnic Studies on our campuses and celebrate how our powerful work continues to transform social, political, and community landscapes. Continue reading