The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks - Film Screening and Discussion

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Thursday, February 23, 2023

6:30 pm

1201: Elebash Recital Hall

Open to the Public

Image of Rosa Parks from film poster, with headshots of 3 speakers
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Admission Price

Free; Reservations Required


Reservations are full, but there will be a standby line on the day of the event, starting at 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a screening of this essential documentary, in honor of Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday. Based on the bestselling biography and executive-produced by Soledad O’Brien, the film takes a deeper dive into Parks’ often overlooked accomplishments, detailing the actions she spearheaded throughout the civil rights movement. A post-screening discussion highlights the collaboration of two CUNY faculty members: Jeanne Theoharis, award-winning author of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks and distinguished professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center; and the film’s co-director, Yoruba Richen, award-winning filmmaker of The Green Book: Road to Freedom and director of the documentary program at the Newmark School of Journalism. Moderated by Carol Jenkins, journalist, activist, author, and current host of Black America on CUNY TV.

Presented with CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.

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