Martin Luther King and Economic Justice:
The Fortieth Anniversary Commemoration of Dr. King's "The Other America" Speech at Stanford

Bernard LaFayette and Thomas F. Jackson with Mark Gonnerman

Sunday, April 15, 2007 | 2:00 – 4:00pm | Memorial Auditorium | Free and Open to All

On 14 April 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr., made his second visit to Stanford's Memorial Auditorium. On this occasion he delivered “The Other America,” an address that calls everyone together to create a more just world. At this Aurora Forum Special Event for Community Day at Stanford, we will screen Allen Willis’ film of Dr. King’s Stanford speech and enter into a public conversation that places “The Other America” in historical context and examines its relevance forty years later.
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Filmmaking in Iraq

Kasim Abid, Maysoon Pachachi and Fady Hadid with Kristine Samuelson

Monday, March 17, 2008 | 7:30 – 9:30pm | Carriage House Theater, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga | Free and Open to All

We join three Iraqi artists to discuss the challenges of filmmaking in present-day Iraq.  Maysoon Pachachi and Kasim Abid, who set up the Independent Film & Television College in Baghdad in 2004, will show and discuss clips from their students’ films.  This will be followed by a screening and discussion of producer Fady Hadid’s Hometown Baghdad, a documentary web series that follows the lives of young Iraqis struggling to survive during the war.

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