On the 50th anniversary of the 1963 school boycott, activists from then and now will talk about one of Chicago's largest civil rights marches at a screening of in-progress documentary '63 Boycott.
Lessons from the 1963 Boycott:
The Struggle for Quality Education in Chicago Then and Now
Tuesday, October 22, 6-8p.m., Free, open to the public
The DuSable Musuem of African American History: 740 East 56th Place, Chicago.
Register at 63boycott.eventbrite.com
"Is it true? Is it safe?: Ethics in Interactive Doc" is the title of a proposed SXSW film festival panel that features Kartemquin board member Patricia Aufderheide, and Tim Horsburgh, our director of communications and programs.
This Thursday at the Free Minds, Free People conference, we will premiere a never-before-seen ten minute trailer of our upcoming documentary, `63 Boycott. The film chronicles the Chicago Public School Boycott of 1963 when more than 200,000 Chicagoans, mostly students, marched to protest the segregationist policies of CPS Superintendent Benjamin Willis, who placed mobile school units on playgrounds and parking lots as a “permanent solution” to overcrowding in black schools.
Kartemquin-related projects have an impressive presence among the Chicago Digital Media Production Fund 2013 awardees. A total of 5 projects with connections to us have been selected for grants ranging from $4,200 to $10,000, and all the projects will be completed and viewable online by May 2014.