Chatham University

Women's Institute

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Dec 04

+ Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 6:30PM 12/04/2019 9:00PM 15 Just Films - Las Madres de Berks Las Madres de Berks documentary shares the testimonials of four mothers that were detained for 2 years with their children at The Berks County Residential Center, a family prison in Pennsylvania. The film will be followed by a panel discussion and Q & A session with filmmaker Michelle Ortiz Michelle Angela Ortiz is a visual artist/ skilled muralist/ community arts educator who uses her art as a vehicle to represent people and communities whose histories are often lost or co-opted. Through community arts practices, painting, and public art installations, she creates a safe space for dialogue around some of the most profound issues communities and individuals may face. Her work tells stories using richly crafted and emotive imagery to claim and transform spaces into a visual affirmation that reveals the strength and spirit of the community. For 20 years, Ortiz has designed and created over 50 large-scale public works nationally and internationally. Since 2008, Ortiz has led art for social change public art projects in Costa Rica & Ecuador and through the US Embassy as a Cultural Envoy in Fiji, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Venezuela, Honduras, and Cuba. Ortiz is a 2018 Pew Fellow, a Rauschenberg Foundation Artist as Activist Fellow, a Kennedy Center Citizen Artist National Fellow, and a Santa Fe Art Institute Equal Justice Resident Artist. In 2016, she received the Americans for the Arts' Public Art Year in Review Award which honors outstanding public art projects in the nation. www.michelleangela.com Eddy Theater Melody Harris m.harris@chatham.edu

Just Films - Las Madres de Berks

Las Madres de Berks documentary shares the testimonials of four mothers that were detained for 2 years with their children at The Berks County Residential Center, a family prison in Pennsylvania. The film will be followed by

 

Just Films - No Mas Bebes

This event is free and open to the public. No Más Bebés tells the story of a little-known but landmark event in reproductive justice, when a small group of Mexican immigrant women sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S.

 

Just Films - Netizens

This event is free and open to the public. Netizens delves into the lives of three women whose lives have been transformed by online harassment. Carrie Goldberg is an attorney in New York City, who launches an internet privac

 

Just Films - I am the Revolution

This event is free and open to the public. I Am The Revolution is an inspiring documentary about three women fighting for freedom and gender equality - Selay Ghaffar, Rojda Felat, and Yanar Mohammed- while living in three o