JFMC Human Rights Film Series

James Farmer Multicultural Center
Human Rights Film Series 2022-2023


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. This year, the Human Rights Film Series will focus on the uncomfortable truths of our United States history. Join us as we discuss human rights through the lens of stories that are often avoided or omitted from our history books altogether.

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 Last Colony

Monday, September 19  |  5 pm  |  Colonnade Room, Rucker University Center

In 1898, the United States invaded and colonized Puerto Rico as part of the Spanish American War. For 114 years the people of Puerto Rico have maintained a polarizing debate on the STATUS ISSUE that has been front and center of the political discourse on the Island.  Puerto Ricans (American citizens since 1917) constantly dispute between the options of Statehood, Independence and Commonwealth.

Our Fires Still Burn

Tuesday, November 1  |  5 pm  |  Chandler Ballroom A/B, Rucker University Center

Our Fires Still Burn is a one-hour documentary produced by Audrey Geyer that explores the experiences of contemporary Native Americans through a compilation of first-person narratives ranging from midwestern Native Americans in “Indian boarding schools” where children were forced for assimilation.

Teach Us All

Thursday, February 2   5 pm  |  Colonnade Room, Rucker University Center

In 1957, the segregation in schools ended with a group of students known as the Little Rock Nine. Inequalities still exist in American schools but some are working to change the system

Hawaii:  The Stolen Paradise

Wednesday, March 8   5 pm  |  Chandler Ballroom A/B, Rucker University Center

Hawaii was an independent nation until January 17, 1893. That day, the archipelago and its monarchical government were overthrown illegally by the United States. Since then, the USA has taken over Hawaii illegitimately, turning the island into a military base that threatens world peace, while sovereignty groups organize to rescue its legitimacy.

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.