WHRO Public Media's Emerging Leaders Board is partnering with a national public media documentary company to create opportunities for community dialogues around crucial topics. Throughout 2020, the board will be working with Independent Lens, America’s home for independent documentary film, to provide Indie Lens Pop-Ups, “a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations.”

These events will be premiere screenings of upcoming Independent Lens broadcasts to include local residents, leaders and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics and social issues, to family and community relationships. Make friends, share stories and join the conversation.

Screening dates are:

The First Rainbow Coalition: January 23, 2020
The First Rainbow Coalition charts the history and enduring legacy of a groundbreaking multi-ethnic coalition that rocked Chicago in the 1960s.

Always in Season: February 20, 2020
A mother’s search for justice and reconciliation begins while the trauma of more than a century of lynching Black Americans bleeds into the present.

Bedlam: March 25, 2020
Filmmaker and practicing psychiatrist, Ken Rosenberg visits ERs, jails, and homeless camps to tell the intimate stories behind our national mental health crisis.

Eating up Easter: April 23, 2020
Threatened by climate change and globalization, remote Easter Island provides a wake-up call for the rest of the world.

Also, stay tuned for a special event coming May 2020!

For more info on our Emerging Leaders Board, visit whro.org/elb.