Community Cinema http://wkar.org en 'Trials of Muhammad Ali' Provokes Conversation http://wkar.org/post/trials-muhammad-ali-provokes-conversation <p>Community members left WKAR Community Cinema on May 8 with interests heighten from the screening and conversation featuring&nbsp;"The Trials of Muhammad Ali." Mon, 19 May 2014 18:54:14 +0000 Amanda Pinckney 53913 at http://wkar.org 'Trials of Muhammad Ali' Provokes Conversation Mar. 27 | Community Cinema: Medora http://wkar.org/post/mar-27-community-cinema-medora <p><strong>FREE -- Thursday, Mar. 27, at 7 p.m.</strong> | See a short preview of the upcoming <strong>Independent Lens</strong> documentary and learn more from a community panel. | <a href="https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3704?&amp;itemcode=3704-140327C">RESERVE SEATS HERE</a><br /> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 editor 50577 at http://wkar.org Mar. 27 | Community Cinema: Medora The Graduates/Los Graduados | WKAR Community Cinema http://wkar.org/post/graduateslos-graduados-wkar-community-cinema <p>A new season of <a href="http://wkar.org/programs/wkar-community-cinema"><strong>WKAR Community Cinema</strong></a> kicked off recently (October 29) with a screening and discussion of "The Graduates/Los Graduados." The new documentary series from <strong>Independent Lens</strong> explores education today through the eyes of Latino and Latina adolescents from across the United States. It is the story of the graduates who will make up America’s future.</p> Sun, 03 Nov 2013 21:39:44 +0000 editor 44743 at http://wkar.org The Graduates/Los Graduados | WKAR Community Cinema WATCH NOW: The Graduates/Los Graduados - The Boys | WKAR-TV http://wkar.org/post/watch-now-graduateslos-graduados-boys-wkar-tv <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Latino dropout crisis is examined through the eyes of six students from across the U.S., concluding with three young men.</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WATCH HERE</span></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">http://video.wkar.org/video/2365103597/</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 05:01:50 +0000 editor 44521 at http://wkar.org WATCH NOW: The Graduates/Los Graduados - The Boys | WKAR-TV The Graduates/Los Graduados - The Girls | WKAR-TV http://wkar.org/post/graduateslos-graduados-girls-wkar-tv <p><a href="http://video.wkar.org/video/2365097995/"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">WATCH IT ONLINE&nbsp;</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">| Part 1 of 2. The Latino dropout crisis is examined through the eyes of six students from across the U.S., beginning with three young women.</span></p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:48:43 +0000 editor 44418 at http://wkar.org The Graduates/Los Graduados - The Girls | WKAR-TV Community Cinema Guests Engage in 'Love Free or Die' Conversation http://wkar.org/post/community-cinema-guests-engage-love-free-or-die-conversation <p>A nearly full house packed WKAR's auditorium for a <strong>Community Cinema </strong>preview of <strong>Love Free or Die, </strong>airing Monday, June 3, at 10 p.m. on WKAR. The event was the last this spring for the popular screening/discussion series at WKAR.</p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 19:34:10 +0000 Jeanie Croope 36656 at http://wkar.org Community Cinema Guests Engage in 'Love Free or Die' Conversation 'Wonder Women' Guests Appreciate Community Cinema Events http://wkar.org/post/wonder-women-guests-appreciate-community-cinema-events <p>Guests at WKAR's April 25 Community Cinema screening of <strong>Wonder Women: The Story of America's Superheroines </strong>were not only able to see a segment of the film but hear from speakers Gary Hoppenstand and Jess Knott.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 22 May 2013 17:19:52 +0000 Jeanie Croope 35402 at http://wkar.org 'Wonder Women' Guests Appreciate Community Cinema Events Susi's Station Notes: Lots to Like for Everyone! http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-lots-everyone <p>There's lots to like this week when WKAR is involved! Here's a quick calendar of what's keeping us busy.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 13:35:21 +0000 Susi Elkins 34529 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: Lots to Like for Everyone! Wonder Women! The Untold Story of America's Superheroines http://wkar.org/post/wonder-women-untold-story-americas-superheroines <p><strong>Monday, April 15, 10 p.m. | WKAR</strong></p><p></p><p> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jeanie Croope 33609 at http://wkar.org Wonder Women! The Untold Story of America's Superheroines April 25 |Community Cinema: Wonder Women! The Untold Story of America's Superheroines http://wkar.org/post/april-25-community-cinema-wonder-women-untold-story-americas-superheroines <p><strong>FREE </strong>– Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. | See a short segment from the <strong>Independent Lens </strong>documentary <strong>Wonder Women: The Untold Story of America’s Superheroines </strong>and learn more from a community panel. | <a href="https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3704?&amp;itemcode=3704-130425C"><strong>RESERVE SEATS HERE</strong></a></p><p></p><p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Jeanie Croope 33382 at http://wkar.org April 25 |Community Cinema: Wonder Women! The Untold Story of America's Superheroines 'Powerbroker' Inspires Audience http://wkar.org/post/powerbroker-inspires-audience <p>On February 13, WKAR welcomed guests to a Community Cinema screening and discussion based around the <strong>Independent Lens </strong>film <strong>Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights. </strong>The film provides an inside look on the voices behind the scenes of the civil rights movement.</p><p><strong>Powerbroker </strong>will air on WKAR-TV on Monday, February 18, at 10 p.m. as part of the <strong>Independent Lens </strong>series.</p><p><strong>A Dialog</strong></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:20:18 +0000 Amber Taylor 31227 at http://wkar.org 'Powerbroker' Inspires Audience Founders of Birmingham Urban League recall Alabama in 1960s http://wkar.org/post/founders-birmingham-urban-league-recall-alabama-1960s <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Alabama in the 1960s was at the heart of the Civil Rights Movement. The bus boycotts, the marches, the sit-ins, the snarling dogs and gushing fire hoses -- many of that era’s iconic moments happened in Alabama.</p><p>Under the leadership of Whitney Young, the <a href="http://nul.iamempowered.com/">National Urban League</a>, which is one of our country’s oldest civil rights organizations, joined the NAACP, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and others in the fight to end Jim Crow segregation in the Deep South.</p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:00:09 +0000 Mark Bashore 31001 at http://wkar.org Founders of Birmingham Urban League recall Alabama in 1960s Susi's Station Notes: Community Cinema Presents "Powerbroker" http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-community-cinema-presents-powerbroker <p></p><p>On Wednesday, February 13, we have a great treat in store here at WKAR. As part of our ongoing Community Cinema series of screenings and&nbsp; discussions we will welcome Willard K. Walker, Tremaine Philips and Renee Canady to lend their insight onto the civil rights issues presented in <strong>The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights</strong>.</p><p>The documentary is very powerful but the experience and insight our panel brings to the topic will be significant and one well worth attending.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Susi Elkins 30763 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: Community Cinema Presents "Powerbroker" Soul Food Junkies Fascinates Guests http://wkar.org/post/soul-food-junkies-fascinates-guests <p>An enthusiastic group of 70 guests gathered at WKAR on January 10 to see a preview from the <strong>Independent Lens </strong>documentary "Soul Food Junkies" and learn more about the cultural legacy and health-related issues connected to this culinary tradition.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:28:43 +0000 Jeanie Croope 29468 at http://wkar.org Soul Food Junkies Fascinates Guests 'As Goes Janesville' -- Stimulating Discussion http://wkar.org/post/goes-janesville-stimulating-discussion <p>Approximately 60 community members attended WKAR's Community Cinema screening of "As Goes Janesville" on October 18, and engaged in a discussion with four guests who addressed the similarities and differences of the issues presented in the film and those in Lansing when the General Motors plant threatened to close.</p><p>The <strong>Independent Lens </strong>film followed the events in Janesville, Wisconsin after the city's GM plant closed. Lansing faced this situation as well, but the GM plant in Lansing remained open, if reduced in scope.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:39:53 +0000 Jeanie Croope 25616 at http://wkar.org 'As Goes Janesville' -- Stimulating Discussion Susi's Station Notes: Our Next Community Cinema http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-our-next-community-cinema <p>WKAR is doing so many things this month, it is hard to keep up! One I am particularly excited about is the second in our series of Community Cinema screenings and follow-up community discussions.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 14:52:19 +0000 Susi Elkins 25300 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: Our Next Community Cinema 'Half the Sky' - Community Cinema Kicks off with Full House http://wkar.org/post/half-sky-community-cinema-kicks-full-house <p>More than 80 people attended WKAR's first Community Cinema event held on Thursday, September 27, at WKAR. The topic of the first discussion was <strong>Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide</strong>.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:28:16 +0000 Jeanie Croope 24650 at http://wkar.org 'Half the Sky' - Community Cinema Kicks off with Full House Community Cinema: Half the Sky http://wkar.org/post/community-cinema-half-sky <p>FREE – Thursday, September 27, at 7 p.m. | WKAR launches Community Cinema for mid-Michigan with a preview screening of "Half the Sky" and community discussion moderated by Judy Karandjeff.</p><p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 00:21:15 +0000 24181 at http://wkar.org Community Cinema: Half the Sky