JFMC Human Rights Film Series

James Farmer Multicultural Center
Human Rights Film Series 2020-2021

As part of our ongoing commitment to social justice and honoring the legacy of Dr. James Farmer, the James Farmer Multicultural Center proudly presents the Human Rights Film Series.   The Human Rights Film Series features films and documentaries dealing with issues and topics such as the rights of undocumented immigrants, the struggles of indigenous peoples to reclaim their cultures, and the crucial and significant role women played during the Civil Rights Movement.  This year, the Human Rights Film Series focuses on protests and movements in different communities.

All film screenings will be free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044 or via email at umwjfmc@gmail.com.

The Latino Americans:  Prejudice & Pride
Monday, September 28  |  5:00 pm  |  Zoom (Registration Required)

Details the creation of the proud “Chicano” identity, as labor leaders organize farmworkers in California, and as activists push for better education opportunities for Latinos, the inclusion of Latino studies, and empowerment in the political process.  Register here for the Human Rights Film Series: The Latino Americans.

Awake:  A Dream from Standing Rock
Tuesday, November 17  |  5:00  pm  | Zoom (Registration Required)

The Water Protectors at Standing Rock captured world attention through their peaceful resistance. While many may know the details, AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock captures the story of Native-led defiance that forever changed the fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet. The film is a collab­oration between Indigenous filmmakers, Director Myron Dewey, Executive Producer Doug Good Feather and environmental Oscar Nominated filmmakers Josh Fox and James Spione. It is a labor of love to support the peaceful movement of the water protectors.  Register here for the Human Rights Film Series: Awake.

Monday, February 17 |  5:00 p.m.  |

Information will be provided when film is confirmed.

The Women’s March
Thursday, March 4  |  5:00 pm  |  Zoom (Registration Required)

On January 21, 2017, hundreds of thousands of women marched on Washington, DC. The same day, hundreds of sister marches took place across the country and around the world. For some, it was their first time marching, for others, the continuation of a decades-long fight for human rights, dignity, and justice. For all, it was an opportunity to make their voices heard.  It was the largest one-day protest in American history.  Register here for the Human Rights Film Series:  The Women’s March.

For more information, contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044 or umwjfmc@gmail.com  Visit students.umw.edu/multicultural 

Please email us at umwjfmc@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding disability-related accommodations.