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Calendar of Events

Feb. 4
7 p.m.

Fort Howard Theater

Documentary Series "Revolution of the Heart: The Dorothy Day Story"

This film profiles one of the most extraordinary and courageous women in American history. She was the co-founder (along with Peter Maurin) of the Catholic Worker Movement that began as a newspaper to expose rampant injustices during the Great Depression. It soon expanded to become a network of houses of hospitality to welcome the poor and destitute.
Revolution of the Heart includes rare archival photographs and film footage plus interviews with actor/activist Martin Sheen, public theologian Cornel West, popular author Joan Chittister, Jim Wallis of Sojourners and many more. 

Discussion to follow the screening with director Martin Doblmeier

Feb. 18
7 p.m.

Fort Howard Theater

Documentary Series "True Justice:Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality" 

This film follows 30 years of Equal Justice Initiative's work on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned.
Told primarily in his own words, True Justice shares Bryan Stevenson's experience with a criminal justice system that "treats you better if you're rich and guilty than is you're poor and innocent." The burden of facing this system is explored in candid interviews with associated, close family members and clients. 

Panel discussion to follow the screening.

Feb. 28
6:30 p.m.

Fort Howard Theater

Documentary Series "Normie: The Illusion of Normal, the beauty of love."

When Annemarie looks in the mirror, she sees Down Syndrome. She hates it. To her, the diagnosis is a giant barricade keeping her from the independence and intimacy she desperately desires. She embarks on a journey of self discovery as she tries to understand what it means to be normal. 

This film is co-sponsored by SNC Best Buddies and Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin.

March 31
7 p.m.

Fort Howard Theater

Documentary Series 

April 2

5:15 p.m. Reception

7 p.m. Lecture

Walter Theatre

"How Should We Resist Hate? Free Speech v Censorship"

Miller Lecture with Nadine Strossen

Invite Only Reception
Michels Commons Ballroom

Walter Theatre

April 16
7 p.m.

Fort Howard Theater

Documentary Series "White Right, Meeting the Enemy"

 Award winning director Deeyah Kahn travels to the United States to meet with some of the country's most prominent neo-Nazis and white supremacist leaders to seek to understand the personal and political reasons behind the apparent resurgence of far-right extremism in American. She made the film after being interviewed on TV about multiculturalism for which she received a large number of threats and hate speech on social media. 

In Milwaukee, Deeyah meets with Arno Michaelis, a former skinhead and lead singer of the white power rock band Centurion, who expresses remorse for his violent actions. She also meets with Pardeep Singh Kaleka, a survivor of the 2012 Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting in Oak Creek, learning how he now works with Michaelis to dissuade you from extremism.

Discussion to follow with Arno Michaelis

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