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HOLLYWOOD– Screening of Agents of Change followed by Q&A with Filmmakers
March 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm$15
HOLLYWOOD–The Cornell Black Alumni Association, Cornell in Hollywood and Diversity Alumni Programs invite you to attend a screening of California Humanities-supported film Agents of Change, a film that examines the untold story of racial conditions on college campuses in the 1960s.
The filmmakers Abby Ginzberg ’71 and Frank Dawson ’72 will join the event for a post screening discussion.
College and university campuses were the nucleus of much change in the 1960s. This is an opportunity to learn more about the impetus of that change through many untold stories from varied perspectives. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of the filmmakers as well.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
7:00 – 9:30 pm
Screening at 7:30 pm
Paramount Pictures Studio, 5555 Melrose Avenue | Dietrich #204, Hollywood, CA 90038
AGENTS OF CHANGE looks at a pivotal moment when our nation was caught at the intersection of the Civil Rights, Black Power, and Anti-Vietnam War Movements. The film examines the racial conditions on college campuses across the U.S., focusing on two seminal protests: San Francisco State in 1968 and Cornell University in 1969.
At San Francisco State, students and their supporters which included faculty and the increasingly influential Black Panther Party, launched the longest student strike in U.S. history. Struggling for themselves and the generations of students to come, Black, Latino and Asian student groups worked together to form the Third World Liberation Front. Their efforts birthed the first College of Ethnic Studies in the nation and ignited similar actions across the country.
Told through the voices of past student activists and organizers, AGENTS OF CHANGE unfolds with rich archival footage, compelling interviews, and a dynamic soundtrack. Today, nearly half a century later, many of the same demands are surfacing in campus protests across the country, revealing the present intersections Americans find themselves.