2013 Panel Discussions

WHAT IS PEACE?

  • Wednesday, September 18, 4pm, SunTrust Auditorium, Crummer Building, Rollins College. 

As the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht approaches, our panel encouraged converations about respect and diversity in our society, and about empowering our community to speak out against injustice.  Rev. Bryan Fulwider, Imam Muhammed Musri and other faith leaders discussed issues around the theme of “Never Again.”

PEACE PITCH – DEVELOPING AN IMPACT CAMPAIGN FOR YOUR FILM

  • Thursday, September 19, 4pm, SunTrust Auditorium, Crummer Building, Rollins College. 

Steve Michelson, President & Executive Director of Specialty Studios, led a discussion of Impact and Outreach campaigns for issue-oriented documentaries. Specialty Studios, located in Northern California, is a fully integrated media and content studio harnessing the power of socially conscious media to touch hearts, engage minds, and inspire action. They partner with producers to build powerful campaigns that get audiences actively involved in creating solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

MAKING FILMS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE

  • Friday, September 20, 4pm, SunTrust Auditorium, Crummer Building, Rollins College. 

Speakers were filmmakers whose films were screened in the Festival.  They discussed the special challenges and the commitment it takes to make issue-oriented films, often telling stories that are outside of the mainstream.

ISSUES FORUM – RACE & CLASS IN TODAY’S AMERICA

  • Saturday, September 21, 11am – 1pm, SunTrust Auditorium, Crummer Building, Rollins College. 

An esteemed panel of local leaders discussed Fifty Years Later: How Far Have We Come Since the March on Washington? With our first black president entering his second term of office, they looked back at the progress made in U.S. civil rights/ race relations since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech from the Lincoln Memorial steps. How far are we from achieving his dream of freedom and justice for every American? The panelists considered the implications of recent policies and rulings – the handling of the Trayvon Martin case, the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a portion of the Voting Rights Act, the controversy surrounding the NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisk policy – on U.S. civil rights. And they looked at the historical feelings of alienation and disempowerment that persist within U.S. (minority/ black) communities as a result of such policies and practices. Then they asked: how might this legacy be addressed and overcome?

INTERFAITH DIALOGUE

  • Sunday, September 22, 7pm, 330 Winter Park Plaza, 330 W. Fairbanks Avenue

Following the screening of “Take Me Home” at 5:30pm, a panel of leaders from different faiths discussed the issues raised in the film. 

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