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Students, faculty, and staff – You’re invited to join AWE and other valued Augsburg and community partners for a virtual viewing of “A Breath for George”, a Twin Cities film by Austene Van, honoring the life and death of George Floyd. A panel discussion will immediately follow the film screening.
Thursday, February 25th 7-9pm CST
Post viewing, there will be a 30-minute discussion with the following esteemed guests:
Austene Van, the filmmaker and Artistic Director of New Dawn Theatre
Joanne K. Reeck, M.A., Augsburg Vice President for Equity and Inclusion
Dr. Terrance Kwame-Ross, Augsburg Associate Professor & Chair of Education
Dr. Michael Lansing, Augsburg Associate Professor & Chair of History
This film includes artistic expressions and deep emotional reactions to the racial injustice in Minnesota and the greater United States. Attendees are encouraged to participate with sensitivity and an open mind to listen and engage with the voices presented in this film. As described by the filmmaker, “‘A Breath for George’ is a vehicle to mobilize viewers in both a nationwide and local context; to roll up our sleeves and work together to create real, radical, and lasting change for our future”. Please take care when watching this film as there are explicit narratives and imagery put forward by the artists and scholars in their truths. This could be triggering or traumatic for some viewers.
The film is available only for viewing during this event. It will not be recorded.
Event co-hosted by:
Theater Arts Department
Master of Arts in Leadership
Equity Innovation Center of Excellence/YMCA of the North
Growth & Justice