The New Black

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Community Cinema is a national civic engagement initiative featuring free screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Presented by ITVS in partnership with local public television stations and community organizations, these in-person events and online social screenings bring community members together to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time.

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Get involved by promoting discussion about The New Black in your community. Free resources are available to guide you through the topics, host Independent Lens viewing parties, and spark discussion on social media.

Community Cinema Screenings:

PAST EVENTS
Alabama
Huntsville
Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment
2211 Seminole Drive
Speakers: James Robinson, GLBT Advocacy and Youth Services
Alaska
Anchorage
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM
UAA Rasmuson Hall 110

99518
Arizona
Green Valley
Friday, June 6, 2014 at 2:30 PM
Joyner-Green Valley Library
601 North La CaƱada Drive
85614
Mesa
Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Main Library
64 E 1st St
85201
Oro Valley
Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Oro Valley Public Library
1305 W Naranja Drive
85737
California
Berkeley
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood
2966 College Ave at Ashby
94705
Long Beach
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 Atherton St.
90815
Pasadena
Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM
KPCC - Crawford Family Forum
474 South Raymond Ave.
91105
San Diego
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Malcolm X Library
5148 Market Street
92114
San Francisco
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 6:00 PM
San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA
94102
San Francisco
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 6:00 PM
African American Art & Culture Complex
762 Fulton St
94102
Sebastopol
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Rialto Cinemas
6868 McKinley St
95472
Colorado
Denver
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Denver SIE Film Center
2510 E. Colfax Ave.
Durango
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Durango Discovery Museum--Powerhouse Theater
1333 Camino del Rio
81301
Speakers: 4cGLAD kickoff event for Gay Pride Celebrations--panels hosted by the Four Corners Gay and Lesbian Alliance for Diversity
Grand Junction
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Central Library Community Room
443 N. 6th St
81501
Mancos
Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Mancos Public Library - Community Meeting Room
211 West First St.
81328
Steamboat Springs
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Library Hall at the Bud Werner Memorial Library
1289 Lincoln Ave.
80487
Telluride
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Wilkinson Public Library
100 West Pacific Ave
81435
Speakers: Contact: Elissa Dickson- edickson@telluridelibrary.org
District of Columbia
Washington, D.C.
Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Washington DC Jewish Community Center
1529 16th Street, NW at Q
20036
Speakers: TBA
Washington, D.C.
Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Busboys and Poets
2021 14th St. NW at V
20009
Speakers: TBA
Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
20003
Speakers: Samantha Master, Youth and Campus Engagement Assistant with the Human Rights Campaign. Appears in THE NEW BLACK
Georgia
Atlanta
Monday, June 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM
The Phillip Rush Center Annex
1530 DeKalb Ave NE
30307
Request more info: Previously used contacts
Hawaii
Honolulu
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 6:30 PM
The ARTS at Marks Garage
1159 Nuuanu Ave
Idaho
Boise
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Idaho Public Television, 1455 N. Orchard Street
1455 N Orchard Street
83706
Twin Falls
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Twin Falls Center for the Arts
195 River Vista Plaza
83301
Illinois
Chicago
Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
60602
Urbana-Champaign
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium
600 S. Gregory St.
61801
Indiana
Indianapolis
Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The Powerhouse Church of Indianapolis
6800 E. 30th Street
Kansas
Manhattan
Monday, June 16, 2014 at 4:06 PM
Town Hall Leadership Studies Bldg.
103 Leadership Studies Building, Kansas State University
66506
Speakers: NA
Request more info: Previously used contacts
Parsons
Monday, April 28, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Labette Community College - Thiebaud Theater
200 S. 14th St.
67357
Speakers: To be announced
Kentucky
Louisville
Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 5:30 PM
The Muhammad Ali Center
144 N. 6th Street
40202
Maryland
Baltimore
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Branch, Wheeler Auditorium
400 Cathedral Street
21201
Speakers: Yoruba Richen, filmmaker
Massachusetts
Worcester
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Clark University
218 Jefferson
01610
Michigan
Grand Rapids
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
2 West Fulton
49503
Traverse City
Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Dennos Museum
1701 E. Front Street
49686
Speakers: Theresa Gardner, Traverse City Human Rights Commission
Rev. W. Edward Grim, Retired Minister, Agape Ministries
Karen McCarthy, former Director of Religious Education at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation TC
Minnesota
Eden Prairie
Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Eden Prairie Library
565 Prairie Center Dr
55344
Missouri
Kansas City
Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 9:58 AM
Tivoli Cinemas
Westport Manor Square, 4050 Pennsylvania
64111
St. Louis
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Blvd.
63112
Nebraska
Lincoln
Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
313 N. 13th St.
68508
New Hampshire
Concord
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Red River Theatres
11 S. Main St.
03301
New Mexico
Albuquerque
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM
KiMo Theater
421 Central Ave NW
New York
Albany
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM
U Albany Multicultural Resource Center
1400 Washington Ave
12222
Speakers: D Ekow King
Director, Intercultural Student Engagement
U Albany
Bridgehampton
Friday, June 13, 2014 at 6:00 PM
The Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreation Center
551 Sag Harbor Tpke
Manhattan
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Chelsea Recreation Center
430 West 25th St.
10001
Speakers: Screening will mainly target the teen population in the community
New York
Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM
DCTV
87 Lafayette St.
10013
Speakers: Yoruba Richen
North Carolina
Greensboro
Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM
International Civil Rights Museum
134 South Elm St.
27401
Speakers: Yvonne Welbon, producer
Winston-Salem
Monday, May 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM
a/perture cinema
311 West 4th Street
Winston-Salem, NC
27106
Speakers: Yvonne Welborn, Producer of The New Black
Ohio
Cincinnati
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Trinity Episcopal Church
326 Madison Avenue
41011
Columbus
Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM
The Ohio State University. The Student Life Multicultural Center
1739 N. High St., Suite 1000
43210
Speakers: Jasmine Mickey
Request more info: Previously used contacts
Oklahoma
Tulsa
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Circle Cinema
10 S. Lewis
74104
Speakers: Representative from Oklahomans for Equality and the Equality Business Alliance
South Carolina
Charleston
Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Olde Village Community Building
4820 Jenkins Ave.
29405
Columbia
Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Harriet Hancock Center
1108 Woodrow St.
Tennessee
Cookeville
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Backdoor Playhouse @ Tennessee Tech University
805 Quadrangle
38505
Knoxville
Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Scruffy City Hall
32 Market Square
37902
Texas
Austin
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Austin Public Library Windsor Park Branch
5833 Westminster Dr.
78723
Speakers: TBD
Houston
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Houston Public Library
500 McKinney St
77002
Speakers: Not confirmed
San Antonio
Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Santikos Embassy 14 Theatre
13707 Embassy Row (located at 281 & Bitters)
78216
Speakers: VP of Communications & Marketing Katrina Kehoe will moderate.
Vermont
Rutland
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Rutland Free Library
10 Court St.
05701
St. Johnsbury
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Catamount Arts
115 Eastern Ave.
05819
Speakers: Jerry Aldredge
David Johnston
Frank Landry
Virginia
Roanoke
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Grandin Theatre
1310 Grandin Road
24015
Speakers: Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks, NBJC Executive Director & CEO
Washington
Bellingham
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Pickford Film Center
1318 Bay St
98225
Wisconsin
Madison
Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Madison Public Library
201 W. Mifflin St.
53703
Sheboygan
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The John Michael Kohler Arts Center
608 New York Ave.
53081
Sheboygan
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM
The John Michael Kohler Arts Center
608 New York Ave.
53081