Reminder: Upcoming Black History Month events

UW-Green Bay has a few more Black History Month events coming up, including:

  • WI Pre-Law Diversity Day: Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students are invited to attend the 7th Annual Wisconsin Statewide Pre-Law Diversity Day, hosted by the University of Wisconsin Law School and Marquette University Law School.
  • Milwaukee 53206 Film: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in UW-Green Bay’s Christie Theatre. Watch Milwaukee 53206, which chronicles the lives of those living in the zip code with the highest percentage of incarcerated black men in America – up to 62%.
  • BlacKkKlansman, Film Screening and Discussion: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 in the Christie Theatre,  with film beginning at 4 p.m. and discussion taking place from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Based on actual events in the midst of the 1970s Civil Rights Movement, the film depicts an African American police officer who infiltrates a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and convinces his Jewish colleague to go undercover as a white supremacist.

Learn more about all of these events.

Prof. Kaye to present two short films at Neville Public Museum this Wednesday (Dec. 5)

UW-Green Bay Ben & Joyce Rosenberg Professor Harvey J. Kaye (Democracy and Justice Studies) will be introducing two shorts films from the 1940s and discussing Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms speech as part of the Green Bay Film Society’s International Film Series at the Neville Public Museum, this Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. Prof. Kaye’s most recent book, “The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great,” analyzes the social and historical context of the speech as well as Norman Rockwell’s visual representation of them. Kaye was then asked by Turner Classic Movies to select and present four films that represented each freedom. He’ll discuss the speech and two of those films as part of the series. The event is free and open to the public.

Jane Elliott’s Blue-Eyed film discussion is Feb. 20

The UW-Green Bay student organization, Women of Color, will be present Jane Elliott’s 1996 film “Blue-Eyed” with a discussion to follow. It will take place on Feb. 20 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Christie Theatre. The film introduces 40 teachers, police, school administrators and social workers in Kansas City, Kans. — all from different races who were made subjects of a social experiment. In the experiment, participants are subjected to pseudo-scientific explanations for their inferiority, culturally biased IQ tests and blatant discrimination. Free and open to the public.

GB Film Society presents ‘The Wind that Shakes the Barley’ April 5

"The Wind that Shakes the Barley" coverGreen Bay Film Society’s “The Wind that Shakes the Barley” will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay. In 1920, rural Ireland is the vicious battlefield of republican rebels against the British security forces and Irish Unionist population who oppose them. Two brothers who initially fight for independence, find themselves conflicted and on opposite sides when a peace treaty is proposed. This screening is presented by Associate Prof. Caroline Boswell (History, UW-Green Bay). The film runtime is two hours and seven minutes.

Learn about water with the film TAPPED

Tonight at 7 p.m. (Dec. 5) at the Brown County Central Library, the iPat (impact = population * affluence * technology) Environmental Film Series presents the film TAPPED. The film explores the role of the bottled water industry, its effects on our health, climate change and pollution and our reliance on oil. A local expert will also be on hand to host a Q & A session following the film. This event is free and open to the public.

iPat Environmental Film Series: Bananas showing tonight!

Juan “Accidentes” Dominguez is on his biggest case ever. On behalf of 12 Nicaraguan banana workers he is tackling Dole Food in a ground-breaking legal battle for their use of a banned pesticide alleged to cause sterility. The film is “Bananas” and it screens at 7 p.m. tonight (Monday, Nov. 7) in the Union’s Christie Theatre. Admission is free. The iPat Film Series (impact = population * affluence * technology) is an environmental film series sponsored by PEAC, The Center for Public Affairs, and the Department of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Humanistic Studies presents, ‘Wondrous Boccaccio’ Oct. 19

Green Bay Film Society and UWGB Humanistic Studies will be present the Italian film Wondrous Boccaccio at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Oct.19 in the auditorium of the Neville Public Museum as part of the International Film Series. The film is an adaptation of Boccaccio’s 14th century masterwork The Decamerone and is directed by the acclaimed Taviani Brothers. The screening is free and open to the public.