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NOTE: Demetri Martin performance changed to Oz Pearlman - Saturday, September 21st at 8pm

EVENT CHANGE: Fairview Hospital Gala presents Oz Pearlman - Saturday, September 21st at 8pm

Margaret Atwood in HD - Sunday, September 22nd at 2pm

Green Tea Party of Great Barrington presents Mighty Times: The Children’s March
Sunday, April 15th 2018

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Mahaiwe

FREE

 

 

FREE SCREENING

*in partnership with WALK UNAFRAID and The Berkshire Edge

This Oscar winning documentary shows a critical moment in history when children had a significant impact on the Civil Rights movement in the Children’s March of 1963.

The screening was inspired by the #neveragain movement, and is being shown in support of The National School Walk Out protest planned for April 20.

The documentary will be opened with remarks by the filmmaker, Bobby Houston. A discussion will follow the film, moderated by local youth and where youth will be encouraged to speak.

“We have the opportunity to again see the activism of children turn the tide of a political issue in America. This film is particularly relevant at this time and I hope the actions of youth in the 1963 Civil Rights protests will serve as an inspiration to the young activists today who are speaking out against gun violence.” said Houston.

The film was co-produced by The Southern Law Poverty Center and HBO, and is in current use as a teaching tool by Teaching Tolerance and the Zinn Education Project. Richard Cohen, director of Southern Poverty Law Center, stated "This film is incredibly timely. We`re very proud to present it, and proud of the message, now more than ever. There is tremendous current interest, so we`re excited."

The film won an Oscar for Documentary Short Subject.

Photo: Protest in the Park, 1963, by Bruce Davidson

 

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