During the 2018-2019 academic year the Equity and Campus Diversity Office, Communication Department, and the Burchfield Penney Art Center have once again partnered for the fourth annual Beyond Boundaries: Dare to Be Diverse Screening and Discussion Series.
This six-part film series is organized around categories of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and abilities, with an emphasis on intersectionality.
The goal of the series is to provide a multicultural experience, while creating an opportunity for open dialogue among students, faculty, staff, and members of the Buffalo community.
Held in the beautiful Burchfield Penney Art Center, these topics, venue, and information are a calling card you won’t care to miss.
In New Jersey, the parents of a boy on the autism spectrum take matters into their own hands. They form a competitive swim team, recruiting diverse teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity.
Swim Team chronicles the extraordinary rise of the Jersey Hammerheads, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning. Watch the trailer.
RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World is a Canadian feature documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history that won a Special Jury Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival for Masterful Storytelling. Rumble brings to light a profound and missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and Taboo, Rumble shows how these pioneering Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.
The film was inspired by the popular Smithsonian Institution exhibit “Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture,” which Johnson created for the National Museum of the American Indian. Rumble is produced by Rezolution Pictures, an award-winning Aboriginal-owned film, television and interactive media production company.
THE UNAFRAID is a feature length documentary that follows the personal lives of three DACA students in Georgia, a state that has banned them from attending their top state universities and disqualifies them from receiving in-state tuition at any other public college. Shot in an observational style over a period of four years, this film takes an intimate look at the lives of Alejandro, Silvia and Aldo as they navigate activism, pursuing their right to education, and fighting for the rights of their families and communities.
THE UNAFRAID shows us what it means to grow up both American and undocumented in the United States.
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