Social Justice

New program! Rush to Judgement: Finding Truth in A Viral World

Finding Truth in A Viral World Rush to Judgment is an examination of the documentary film of the same name.  The subject is the brief encounter at the Lincoln Memorial that resulted in a viral video and social media mayhem.  It brought death threats and hate directed at teenagers from Covington Catholic High School who came face-to-face with [Read more…]

Technology and Human Rights / Clyde Ford

Technology and Human Rights “How many of you want to have a positive impact on the world? To fight climate change? To advocate for racial justice? To actively work for gender equality? LGBTQ rights? Income equality?” Clyde Ford asks his audience— young, idealistic, full of students. Most hands shoot up.  “For those of you with [Read more…]

#MeToo: Overcoming Sexism and Harassment Hollywood Style / Lauren LoGiudice

#MeToo:  Overcoming Sexism and Harassment Hollywood Style / Lauren LoGiudice

    VIRTUAL OPTION: #MeToo and LGBT Pride: A Virtual Experience Through Hollywood From the comfort of your living room experience a journey through Vintage Hollywood and beyond. Actor and comedian Lauren LoGiudice uses video clips, audio samples, and rare photos to bring you stories of the fierce women and LGBT people of Hollywood’s scandalous [Read more…]

The U.S. Culture of Firearms / Dr. Warren Blumenfeld

The U.S. Culture of Firearms / Dr. Warren Blumenfeld

The U.S. ranks first among 178 countries for the highest per capita rate of firearm ownership. On average, each year firearms account for approximately 11 thousand homicides, another 22 thousand suicides and accidental deaths, and many more injuries. In the wake of these fatalities and high-visibility mass shootings, a very contentious debate has continued in [Read more…]

Show Me Democracy!

Show Me Democracy!

Virtual Option: Individual screenings followed by your choice of various technology options (ie: Zoom, Skype) for group Q & A/discussion with the principals from the film. Amidst the storm of the Ferguson, MO, shooting, seven St. Louis college students evolved into advocates and activists as they demanded change through policy and protest. From 100 hours [Read more…]

Which Lives Matter? / Monti Washington

Which Lives Matter? / Monti Washington

    “WHICH LIVES MATTER” is an intense, inclusive, educational program, intended to build bridges, not walls.  Speaker, poet, and activist Monti Washington helps students explore the history, conditioning, stereotypes, and racism that separates and divides our community and nation.   He addresses the issues from a social media and social justice perspective.     With spoken word [Read more…]

Permission to be ImPerfect /Dr. Julia Garcia

Permission to be ImPerfect /Dr.  Julia Garcia

  Social Media is a world where anything goes, and can even go viral. It’s creating a platform to connect unlike any generation before has experienced, but yet, billions of its’ users are experiencing a virtual health crisis.  Join social media and social health expert, JULIA GARCIA, as she helps students navigate all sides of this tech [Read more…]

#WAGINGPEACE: The Muslim Refugee Crisis / Jim Keady

#WAGINGPEACE: The  Muslim Refugee Crisis / Jim Keady

In the same way that soldiers in the U.S. Armed Forces gear up and wage war, so must social justice warriors gear up and wage peace. Jim Keady shares his experience of going to Greece to help with the Muslim refugee crisis. In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, Keady observed with great concern as [Read more…]

Behind the Swoosh: Sweatshops and Social Justice / Jim Keady

Behind the Swoosh: Sweatshops and Social Justice / Jim Keady

  With the launch of their 30th Anniversary re-boot of their JUST DO IT ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, Nike set the internet on fire and the social media blaze is still burning. But this deal had raised some really big social justice questions. •Should Colin Kaepernick have signed his multi-million Nike deal given Nike’s [Read more…]

What Matters? / Dan Parris, David Peterka, Rob Lehr

What Matters? / Dan Parris, David Peterka, Rob Lehr

Dan Parris@ TEDx Gateway Arch, St. Louis, on 9/11/14   Virtual Option: Individual screenings followed by your choice of various technology options (ie: Zoom, Skype) for group Q & A/discussion with the principals from the film.   PERFECT for Poverty Awareness and National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Weeks. What breaks your heart?  What makes you [Read more…]