Indie Lens Pop-Up will host a free screening of the PBS film, "Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities."

The latest documentary from Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams tells the powerful story of the rise, influence, and evolution of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Central Library will be hosting a number of events leading up to the screening, including an information session about paying for college and a Q&A with graduates from historically black colleges and universities. All events are free to attend! 

3:00-5:00pm | How to Pay for College with UNCF

Before the screening, attend a college info session to learn about some of the scholarships and financial aid options you have for paying for college. Presented by representatives of UNCF and other area educational institutions.

5:00-6:00pm | The HBCU Experience: Discussion and Q&A

Take part in a discussion and Q&A about the experiences of some graduates of historically black colleges and universities that are now living in Madison. There will also be time for questions. Light refreshments will be provided between the discussion and the film screening.

6:30-8:45pm | Indie Lens Pop-Up: "Tell Them We Are Rising"

"Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities," a film by Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams that explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. This film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice.

Please stay after the film for a discussion with local experts and community leaders.

About Indie Lens Pop-Up

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation.

Can't attend in person? Find Independent Lens on Facebook for information on our online Pop-Up events.

This series is a partnership between ITVS, WPT, and Madison Public Library.

Schedules

  • Occurred Thursday, February 8th, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 8:45 pm

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