PSE&G True Diversity Film Series
The True Diversity Film Series examines films that can evoke broad-thinking on issues of diversity and spur discussions on the importance of strengthening community ties. Following the viewings, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a thought-provoking panel discussion with invited guests of varied fields, including academia and news media, and beyond.
All showings will be held at 6:30PM at Express Newark - Rutgers University
54 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ, Room 213
Please see below for the 2018-2019 schedule.
Admission is free! RSVP Required as space is limited. * Street parking is free after 6PM
April 11, 2019 • Education - RSVP HERE
Race to Nowhere is a film that calls us to challenge current thinking about how we prepare our children for success. Named by TakePart.com as one of “10 Education Documentaries You Don’t Want to Miss”, Race to Nowhere brings communities together to spark dialogue and galvanize change in America’s schools.
Featuring the heartbreaking stories of students across the country who have been pushed to the brink by over-scheduling, over-testing and the relentless pressure to achieve, Race to Nowhere points to a silent epidemic in our schools. Through the testimony of educators, parents and education experts, it reveals an education system in which cheating has become commonplace; students have become disengaged; stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant; and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.
May 9, 2019 • American Masculinity - RSVP HERE
The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men.
October 23, 2018 • Social Activism
Be the Light Documentary
In Be the Light, multimedia icon, executive producer and host, Angie Martinez joins Rutgers University–Newark’s (RU-N) International Leadership Exchange (ILE) Global Scholars to document their journey to deploy We Share Solar suitcases in multi-purpose community help centers and a cancer care center in Puerto Rico.
November 29, 2018 • Sexual Assault
The Hunting Ground
The statistics are staggering. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. From the intrepid team behind The Invisible War comes The Hunting Ground, a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate.
January 10, 2019 • Global Poverty
Living on One Dollar
We battle intense hunger, parasites and the realization that there are no easy answers, but find hope in the inspiring lives of our neighbors Rosa, a 20-year-old woman, and Chino, a 12-year-old boy.
While in Guatemala, we released short YouTube videos about the experience to help our friends learn alongside us in real time. The videos quickly received over 700,000 views, inspiring us to complete a feature-length film, Living on One Dollar, to mobilize others to help end extreme poverty.
February 28, 2019 • Justice
Lost for Life
The American justice system is oftentimes, well, not so just. Lost for Life examines the complicated cases of juvenile offenders serving life in prison without parole.
March 14, 2019 • Sex Trafficking
Half the Sky
The central moral challenge of our time is reaching a tipping point. Just as slavery was the defining struggle of the 19th century and totalitarianism of the 20th, the fight to end the oppression of women and girls worldwide defines our current century.
Hidden in the overlapping problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality is the single most vital opportunity of our time — and women are seizing it. From Somaliland to Cambodia to Afghanistan, women's oppression is being confronted head on and real, meaningful solutions are being fashioned. Change is happening, and it’s happening now.