February 22, 2007

SLCAN Announces Film Series Starting with The Suburban Wall

The San Leandro Community Action Network has announced a free film series that offers a chance to "connect with community, participate in stimulating discussion, and learn more about important social and political issues.

The films will be shown on the first Thursday of each month beginning with The Suburban Wall & The Invisible Wall on March 1, 2007, at 7pm. Due to the subject nature of the films and discussion, this is not a child appropriate event.

The Suburban Wall & The Invisible Wall

Two nationally-aired TV documentaries on housing discrimination in San Leandro in the 1960s and 1970s. We extend a special invitation this evening to San Leandro residents who lived here at the time. Following the film we will have a facilitated discussion about San Leandro then and now.

The Ground Truth
April 5

A film about the ordinary men and women who heeded the call for military service in Iraq, as they experience recruitment and training, combat, homecoming, and the struggle to reintegrate with families and communities.

Motherhood Manifesto
May 3

Celebrate Mother’s Day early and see what happens to working mothers and families in America and what we can do to make paid family leave, fl exible working hours, part-time parity, universal healthcare, excellent childcare, after-school programs and
realistic living wages a reality for American families.

All About Darfur
June 7

Ordinary Sudanese talk about how deeply rooted prejudices suddenly burst into a wild fire of ethnic violence. Avoiding gory footage, the fi lm offers Sudanese men and women the opportunity to present their own analysis and suggestions on the war in their country.

Making Whiteness Visible
July 5

The film features the experience of white women and men who have worked to gain insight into what it means to challenge racism and white supremacy in the United States.

Both My Moms Are Named Judy
August 2

This short film presents diverse children with lesbian and gay parents in candid interviews about how it feels to be teased about their parents, how classroom silence about homosexuality affects them, and what they would like to see change.

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price
September 6

This documentary uncovers the retail giant’s assault on families and American values. The film dives into the deeply personal stories and everyday lives of families and communities struggling to fight a goliath.

To learn more about the film series or SLCAN, visit www.slcan.org.

Coffee generously donated by Zocalo Coffeehouse.

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