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CWRUinCLE Live: CIFF Streams Film + Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards - “We Are the Radical Monarchs”

by Center for Civic Engagement & Learning

Educational/Awareness

Sat, Oct 3, 2020

5 PM – 6 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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The CCEL student Executive Council invites you to be part of a live, virtual CWRUinCLE Challenge event to enjoy a free online film and discussion! The Cleveland International Film Festival is teaming up with the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, which “recognize books that have made important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures,” by streaming for free a series of documentaries from the recent film fest that have “an Anisfield-Wolfian flavor.”

 

Students are invited to stream on their own the film, “We Are the Radical Monarchs,” on Saturday, October 3 and then join CCEL’s Exec Council from 5 to 6 p.m. that day for a Zoom discussion about your thoughts on the film. Details for how to receive the film are available online, and the Zoom connection details will be sent with the CampusGroups reminder after you register for this event.

 

“We Are the Radical Monarchs” profiles a scout troop of young girls of color in Oakland, California who earn their badges by learning about social justice movements, from the Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter, and participating in protests and pride marches as well as learning about topics such as gender and sexuality, disability, affordable housing, and police brutality. The group leaders have been asked to add new troops across the country, but have also received criticisms. Check out the film to learn why!

 

Students taking on the virtual CWRUinCLE Challenge this semester can count participating in this event (or others on their own during Cleveland Book Week) towards the “Art” or “Education” challenge categories. Complete one event in each category by the end of the semester to earn a digital badge and a chance to win CLE-themed prizes!

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