Reel Inclusion: Show Me Democracy
Start: April 15, 2021 5:30 p.m.
End: April 15, 2021 7:30 p.m.
Location: Online Only
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Contact Details

The Office of Inclusive Excellence
765-285-5316
The Office of Inclusive Excellence, Ball State University Libraries, Friends of Bracken Library, the Multicultural Center, and the Office of the Provost are excited to present a screening of the 2017 film Show Me Democracy as part of Reel Inclusion: A Film Series.  This synchronous online film screening takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 15 via Zoom.  Directed by Dan Parris, this film documents the experiences of 7 St. Louis-area college student activists as they participate in The Scholarship Foundation’s Education Policy Internship Program in the wake of the killing if Michael Brown Jr. by Ferguson, Missouri police and subsequent protests.  The film examines these students’ participation in both political protest and political advocacy as means of engaging in democracy to combat systemic racism and anti-immigration policy.  
 
The film includes depictions of violence and R-rated language.
 
Following the film will be a discussion at 7:10 p.m. facilitated by Dr. Ruby Cain (Associate Professor of Practice, Adult & Community Education), Dr. Rona Robinson-Hill (Assistant Professor of Biology), and Ball State University students.  
 
Those who wish to participate in the film screening and discussion should register for the event using the following Zoom link: https://bsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkfuCvpj8jHNWjNDm5y7vYrmFlfJs-4prL  
 
Questions? Email the Office of Inclusive Excellence at ie@bsu.edu for more information about the program. If you need any accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact Disability Services at dsd@bsu.edu or 765-285-5293.