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 6PM at Express Newark - Rutgers University
54 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ, Room 213
Please see below for the 2017-2018 schedule.
Admission is free! RSVP Required as space is limited. * Street parking is free after 6PM
November 2, 2017 • Our Community - RSVP HERE
An unfolding story about Marisol Conde-Hernandez, an aspirational undocumented law student who will most likely not be permitted to practice in the U.S when she earns her degree. Brought to the United States by her parents when she was one year old, she continues to fight her way through the U.S. legal system as she awaits the implementation of President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration.
In the short film Hijabi World, Rutgers University students—specifically, Muslim women who observe hijab—talk about the day-to-day challenges of wearing a headscarf.
In Fighting Chance, former Marine Michael Steadman and his partner, Gary Bloore, start a boxing academy in the Ironbound district of Newark, where they train and mentor young men from the troubled neighborhood.
December 7, 2017 • Newark Rebellion - RSVP HERE
Using film footage from television, government, and private archives, directors Podemski and Schultz convey the essential facts of Newark's 1967 race riots.
This documentary explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.
February 1, 2018 • Agriculture/Succession - RSVP HERE
The film is a tribute to farmers Annie and Jeff Main, and other small family farmers, whose lifelong work has changed our food system for the better. It is a CALL TO ACTION to ensure that our nation’s fertile farmland will be affordable to our next generation of such farmers.
March 15, 2018 • Education - RSVP HERE
Stories of nine girls from developing countries show them overcoming great obstacles to obtain an education and change their fates.
April 5, 2018 • Healthcare - RSVP HERE
The film chronicles Tig Notaro's trials dealing with being diagnosed with breast cancer and her attempts to become pregnant with her fiancée Stephanie Allynne.
May 3, 2018 • Gun Violence - RSVP HERE
A cleric and the mother of a shooting victim examine gun violence in America.