P.E.A.C.E is a campus organization focusing on Peace, Education, and Activism, through Creative Engagement. The films take place at 5:00 PM on the first Monday of each month in the Summer’s Auditorium (lower level of the University Center) and focus on various social issues.
Below are the specific dates and descriptions of the films being shown during the next three months.
Monday, March 5 – Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – This film departs from the PEACE documentary tradition in that it is a fictionalized portrayal of the story of Henrietta Lacks, based on the bestseller. Henrietta Lacks is “an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks, the film chronicles her search, aided by journalist Rebecca Skloot, to learn about the mother she never knew and to understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks’ cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs.” View film information https://henriettalackshbo.com/ and the teacher’s guide http://rebeccaskloot.com/the-
Monday, April 2 – It Happened Here – “Through the intimate portraits of five student survivors, It Happened Here exposes the alarming pervasiveness of sexual assault on college campuses, the institutional cover-ups and the failure to protect students, and follows their fight for accountability and change on campus and in federal court.” http://www.ithappenedhere.org/
This presentation will be followed by a discussion with Paige Smith, UW-Whitewater Title IX Coordinator.
Monday, May 7 – Resilience – The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope: “Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.” http://kpjrfilms.co/