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CDSC FILM Recommendations

Upcoming CDSC Events

Civil Discourse & Social Change Events

Spring 2016: Survive & Thrive!

CDSC is hosting a range of events this Spring centered around the spirit of “surviving & thriving” in the midst of challenge
& adversity. We invite you to explore these meditations on peace, social justice, communal activism and visions of a bold
new world.

Wednesday, April 27th

2:00-2:30 p.m.

War Without End and the Disobeying Signs of the Central American Diaspora


Wednesday, May 4th

Student Art Exhibit and Recetpion.

JR 153. 2:30-3:30 p.m.



All events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Click here for a full line up of Spring 2016 Events

Film Recommendations

Part of Mural at Women's Center

Reverend Lawson’s Film Recommendations



Gandhi is a film based life of Mahatma Gandhi, who led the nonviolent resistance movement against British colonial rule in India during the first half of the 20th century. Directed by Richard Attenborough, the film stars Ben Kingsley as Gandhi. They both won Academy Awards for their work on the film. Also, the film was given the Academy Award for Best Picture and won eight Academy Awards.





poster for Iron Jawed AngelsIron Jawed Angel

Iron Jawed Angels is a film about the American women's suffrage movement during the 1910s. Directed by Katja von Garnier, the film follows political activists Alice Paul and Lucy Burns as they use peaceful strategies and nonviolent tactics to revolutionize the U.S. feminist movement granting women the right to vote.








image of a busFreedom Riders

They called themselves the Freedom Riders, and they managed to bring the president and the entire American public face to face with the challenge of correcting civil-rights inequities that plagued the nation. Veteran filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s inspirational documentary is the first feature-length film about this courageous band of civil-rights activists. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, Nelson chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds. (Source: http://sundance.bside.com/2010/films/freedomriders_sundance2010)