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Film Screening | Documentary Shorts with the Michigan Community Scholars Program

When

Thursday September 29, 2022: 6:00pm to 7:30pm  Add to Calendar

Where

Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Description

Join the Michigan Community Scholars and other community members for the screening of three short documentary films: This Land by directors Whitt Hassett and Chelsea Jolly, Toward Environmental Justice by the Black Millenials 4 Flint, and The Fight for Environmental Justice in Michigan an MLive Documentary with Lori Chapman. 

This Land by Whitt Hassett and Chelsea Jolly follows the story of runner and activist Faith E. Briggs she assesses what is at stake if previously protected lands are reduced and if the public is largely unaware. This Land is a story about land access told through a journey of inclusion and empowerment.

Toward Environmental Justice by the Black Millennials 4 Flint features renowned environmental justice leaders Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali, LaTricea D. Adams, Jade Begay, & Esther Sosa and is a film that highlights the intersection of environment, labor, and public health issues within the environmental justice movement. 

The Fight for Environmental Justice in Michigan an MLive Documentary, Lori Chapman is a documentary short about environmental injustice and racism in Michigan. This film features community leaders including Teresa Landrum, Justin Onwenu, and other local leaders leading the charge for environmental justice.

This event is in partnership with the Michigan Community Scholars Program at the University of Michigan, a program which brings together students and faculty who have a commitment to community service, diversity and academic excellence.

 

Three still images, one from each of the featured films is shown: A runner in the desert, the Marathon Oil Refinery in Detroit, and a woman with a bullhorn at a rally for environmental justice.

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Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room