The Justice on Trial Film Festival speaks to the challenges of people caught up in the judicial system. They know only too well the pain and injustice—the jail house beatings, the solitary confinement, the stop-and-frisk humiliations, the selective prosecutions with bad plea bargains, and the unreasonably long sentences that they suffer. They are painfully familiar with the school-to-prison pipeline that puts so many young people, particularly those of color, at risk. But their voices are often unheard beyond their own communities. The film festival creates an opportunity to project their voices to a world deafened by the negative images and stereotypes presented by the media.
"The Devastating Game" - Saturday, September 16th at 11am
"Bang!", "For They Know Not" - Sunday, September 17th at 12pm
For more info on festival: http://justiceontrialfilmfestival.net/index.php/about/
This recurring event supports the crucial role of contemporary art in sparking meaningful dialogue about today’s issues: social justice, identity politics, race and police violence in America, climate change, health care, expressive freedom, and more.
Our upcoming 2017 Director’s Dialogue (Sept 6) focuses on Pens to Pictures, a pioneering project that teaches incarcerated women to make their own short films.
"A Conversation with PENS TO PICTURES Directors" - 3pm
PENS TO PICTURES Screening and Discussion - 7pm
July 22 screening will begin at 1:30pm.
July 23 screening will begin at 4:30pm.
The NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
Pens to Pictures has been selected to screen all five films at the national convention. The screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion with some of the writer/directors of the films.
Public screening of Pens to Pictures films and Q&A.
LUNAFEST, a national festival of women's films, comes to Dayton for the 8th time on Sunday March 26 from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Neon. This season’s program of nine selected films will compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings and motivate you to make a difference in your community. Incredibly diverse in style and content, the films are united by a common thread of exceptional storytelling - by, for and about women. This year's program of thought-provoking stories include two short films presented by Pens to Pictures, a local filmmaking collaborative that work with incarcerated women at the Dayton Correctional Institute to help them make their own short films, from script to screen.
Funds raised by this event will go to the Breast Cancer Fund and to Pens to Pictures. Tickets are $10.00 ($5.00 for students) and donations over this amount are gratefully accepted.
Community screening of Pens to Pictures films.
NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio is committed to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding a full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.
The purpose of Celebrate Women is – through education, enlightenment, and inspiration -- to encourage and enhance gender equity by honoring the past, present, and potential accomplishments of women from diverse ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. Celebrate Women is a major event supported by Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington Center, and surrounding community businesses and organizations. The focus of the event is to bridge women’s relationships from the areas of community, university, and business.