Behind the Scenes

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A Path Appears

A Path AppearsIn January 2015, WSIU and The Carbondale Public Library held a screening of A Path Appears. A community discussion was held after the screening featuring moderators Cataria Alves, RCS Adolescent Counselor at The Women's Center; Susie Toliver, Crime Victim Advocate with the Carbondale Police Department, and Martha Cropper, President and CEO of Teach My Kenyan Children, a faith-based …
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Homeland Enforcement

Homeland ImmigrationIn October 2017, WSIU partnered with the Southern Illinois Immigrants Rights Project for a special presentation of the series Homeland: Immigration in America - Enforcementwhich was screened at The Liberty Theater in Murphysboro, IL. ABOUT THE FILM Attitudes about immigration enforcement have been rapidly changing, with the stricter reform passed in Arizona, and the Obama administration’s …
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The Homestretch

HomestretchIn Match 2015, WSIU held a screening of the film, The Homestretch and facilitated a discussion lead by moderators: Christy Emery, Jackson-Perry ROE Homelessness Coordinator; Mike Heath, Executive Director of Good Samaritan Ministries; and Father Bob Flannery, Pastor at St. Francis Xavier Church, President of the Good Samaritan Ministries Board, and Ecumenical and Interreligious Director for the Diocese …
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American Denial

American DenialIn March 2015, WSIU and our partner, The Carbondale Public Library held a screening of the Independent Lens film American Denial. A panel discussion was held after the screening lead by moderators: Father Joseph Brown, Ph.D., Professor of Africana Studies at SIU and Kathy Field of the Carbondale Racial Justice Coalition. ABOUT THE FILM: American Denial, follows the …
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Dawnland

Dawnland Film ScreeningOCTOBER 2018 FEATURED FILM SCREENING: DAWNLAND | By Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip SUN, OCT. 14 at 2:30PM The Carbondale Public Library 405 W. Main Street • Carbondale ABOUT THE FILM: Dawnland tells the story of the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission in the U.S., investigating the devastating impact of Maine’s child welfare practices on …
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In Football We Trust

In Football We TrustIn Football We Trust by Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn ABOUT THE PROJECT: Indie Lens Pop-Up is a media project that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. The project, which features documentaries seen on PBS's Independent Lens, draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what matters most - from newsworthy …