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Diversity & Inclusion Black History Month Film event!

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a recipient of the 2015 National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award, is a civil rights icon who participated in over 50 sit-ins and demonstrations by the time she was 23 years old. 

Meeting ID: 936 708 0969 | Passcode: film

Open Conversation about the film – Monday, March 15, 2021 at 4:00pm

Black History Month Film Event!

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a recipient of the 2015 National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award, is a civil rights icon who participated in over 50 sit-ins and demonstrations by the time she was 23 years old.  She was a Freedom Rider, participated in the Jackson Woolworth’s Sit-in, the March on Washington, the Meredith March and the Selma to Montgomery March.  For her actions, she was disowned by her family, attacked, shot at, put on death row, and hunted down by the Klan for execution.  Her path crossed with some of the biggest names in the Civil Rights Movement, such as, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Medgar Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer, John Lewis, Diane Nash, and Julian Bond.  Her son Loki Mulholland, an award-winning filmmaker, captured Joan’s life as a freedom rider in the film “An Ordinary Hero”. 

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion, in conjunction with the D&I Committee, will be hosting several viewings of the film “An Ordinary Hero” over the next couple of weeks (February 8-20, 2021).  We encourage everyone to view the film and gain insight on Joan’s life as a civil rights activist, leader, freedom rider, and the ordinary hero who helped shape the Civil Rights Movement.  The viewings are free.  The days and times of the viewings are attached.  Please choose your preference, click on the link and it will open for you to join the viewing.  The film is approximately 60 minutes. 

 

After viewing the film, please join us on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 4:00pm, via Zoom, to have an open conversation with Joan and Loki.  Joan Trumpauer Mulholland and Loki Mulholland will be discussing the civil rights movement, Joan’s participation as a freedom rider, and how her experiences are relevant to what is occurring in our world present day.  Participants will be able to ask questions during Zoom, or if you would prefer for your question to remain anonymous, you may forward your questions to Veella Grooms, Director of D&I, at grooms@mctc.edu.  She will ask your question for you on February 22, 2021. 

 

The Office of D&I, and the D&I Committee look forward to seeing you on Monday, February 22, 2021.  Please watch the viewing of the film “An Ordinary Hero”.

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