Dickinson Law and YWCA Carlisle to host 'Become Woke' movie series

CARLISLE, Pa. — Penn State's Dickinson Law and YWCA Carlisle have partnered to host a free movie series for the community. “Become Woke” will feature movies that focus on eliminating racism and empowering women and girls, followed by talk-back sessions led by community leaders and experts. The movie showings and talk-back sessions will take place at Dickinson Law, Lewis Katz Hall, 150 South College St., Carlisle.

From 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Room 112, there will be a showing and talk-back session of “Loving,” a 2016 British-American historical drama that tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, the plaintiffs in the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage. The movie takes inspiration from Nancy Buirski’s “The Loving Story” (2011), a documentary that follows the couple and their landmark case. Click here to register.

From 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, in the Apfelbaum Family Courtroom and Auditorium, there will be a showing of “The Red Pill,” a 2016 American documentary directed by American actress and film director Cassie Jaye that explores the men’s rights movement. The title of the film refers to a scene in the movie “The Matrix,” in which the protagonist is offered the choice of a red pill, representing truth and self-knowledge, or a blue pill representing a return to blissful ignorance. A talk-back session will follow in Room 112. Click here to register.

The movie series is open to the public and free to attend. Light refreshments will be provided during the panel discussions.

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Last Updated January 29, 2018