Shaping Social Change: The Birth of a Nation

February 22, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Shaping Social Change: The Birth of a Nation

Film Series: Shaping Social Change
6:30pm Talk
7pm Film Screening

Presented in partnership with The Mark Twain House & Museum, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, and The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

The Birth of a Nation
Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising.

2016. USA. 120 min. Rated R. Directed by Nate Parker. Starring Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, and Penelope Ann Miller. Click to watch the trailer.

Guest Speaker:
Patricia Thomas Camp began her career as a public school teacher, and has continued to teach throughout her life. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Rice University in Houston and a Master’s in Education from the University of Houston. After graduating from the University of Chicago Law School, she served as executive director of the Cook County Bar Association’s pro bono legal aid program, providing free legal representation to residents of 135 municipalities including Chicago. Ms. Thomas Camp practiced law for 19 years, including criminal, family and corporate law, and also served as a juvenile court magistrate. Her work in Connecticut has focused on the homeless, legal services, and the concerns of Hartford’s North End.  She was appointed to the Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles as a part-time member in October 2014 and as a full-time member in 2016.

Film Tickets:
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Free for Insider Access Members (and above)
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

Full Series:
Wednesday, February 22: The Birth of a Nation
Thursday, March 16: Moonlight
Wednesday, April 12: Loving
Sunday, April 16: The Loving Story