Friday, November 08, 2013

New York City Events for ELA and Black/Global Studies educators


NY Premiere


Sat, Dec. 7 @ 8PM -  

Cowin Center, Teachers College 
 Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth is the compelling story of an extraordinary woman's journey from her birth in a paper-thin shack in the cotton fields of Eatonton, Georgia to her recognition as a key writer of the 20th Century. Alice Walker made history as the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her groundbreaking novel, The Color Purple, which has been transformed from a novel, to a Hollywood movie and latterly to a successful Broadway musical. This universal story of triumph against all odds is not that different from Walker's own story.


Born in 1944, eighth child of sharecroppers, her early life unfolded in the midst of violent racism and poverty during some of the most turbulent years of profound social and political changes in North American history. Beauty In Truth looks at the art and life of an artist, a self-confessed renegade and human rights activist. Praised and pilloried, Walker is a fearless pioneer whose voice has driven people to express joy as well as anger and ruthless vilification. Alice Walker's inspiring journey is also a story of a country and a people at the fault line of historical changes.


Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth is a complex exploration of Walker as a writer, public intellectual and human rights activist. Walker was a key architect of the US civil rights movement as much as a participant. In 2010, Walker was awarded the LennonOno Peace Award for her ongoing humanitarian work by Yoko Ono.


Beauty In Truth offers audiences a penetrating look at a life lived with passionate commitment to truth and justice.

Directed by Pratibha Parmar, USA, 2013, 84 min., USA, documentary in English. 

Q&A after the screening followed by a catered reception.

Ticket: $25

And  also


ADIFF 2013 Launch Event this Friday at Teachers College

Friday, Nov. 8 at 6pm   




WHAT:  ADIFF 2013 Launch Event - FREE 

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 8 from 6pm to 9pm

WHERE: Teachers College, Columbia University - The Chapel
525 West 120th St.  (between Broadway & Amsterdam). 



*Come discover ADIFF 2013's festival line up with the festival directors and local filmmakers 

*Discover the festival trailer

*Come get a package of festival schedules to give out to your friends, family and neighborhood

*Attend a sneak preview screening 

*Enjoy refreshments and network with other ADIF F supporters

The New York African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) will showcase 73 films from 35 countries during its 21st edition, including 35 World, US and NY Premieres between November 29 and December 15, 2013. 

Several familiar faces are featured in the line-up including Danny Glover, Michael Beach, Alice Walker, Steven Spielberg, Graham Greene, Isaach De BankolĂ© and Isaiah Washington. 

Richness and Diversity are the staples of ADIFF.  This year again, discover amazing films from all over the world.  Here are some of the themes and highlights to explore in ADIFF 2013:


* Comedies  



- Quad Cinema   (34 West 13th Street)  

- Thalia Cinema, Symphony Space (95th Street and Broadway) 

- Teachers College's Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs (525 West 120th St, room 128 Zankel) 

- Black Spectrum (177 st & Baisley Blvd, Jamaica, Queens) 

- IFC Cinema (323 Avenue of the Americas at West 4th Street) 


Upcoming Programs and Events at The Jewish Museum

Joyce Carol Oates in Conversation with Alan Cheuse
Presented by Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation
Thursday, November 14, 7:30 pm

Celebrated writer Joyce Carol Oates—author of the novels The AccursedThe Gravedigger’s Daughter, and many more—joins NPR book critic, author, and Moment Magazine fiction editor Alan Cheuse for a discussion on the promise and purpose of fiction. The winners of the annual Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction contest also read from their winning stories.

General $15; Students/Seniors (65+) $12; Members $10
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