The March on Washington's Film Festival to Host a Family Day at THEARC

The March on Washington's Film Festival to Host a Family Day at THEARC

The March on Washington Film Festival, a 501(c)(3) now in its third year, strives to increase awareness of the events and heroes of the Civil Rights Era and inspire renewed passion for activism. The festival uses the power of film, music, and the arts to share these important stories. The 2015 festival will return to Washington, DC in July, where several film screenings will be hosted. Each screening will be followed by a panel discussion. These intimate and meaningful conversations, along with musical performances and art exhibits, are what has made the festival a runaway success.

On Saturday, July 18th, the festival will hold a special family day at THEARC. The day kicks off at 10 AM with a screening of Ruby Bridges - a story of a African American 6-year old whose courage integrated a New Orleans public school. Snacks will be served. At 11:30, guests will enjoy a performance by artist/activist, Ayanna Gregory. The daughter of Dick Gregory will bring excerpts of her one-woman show Daughter of Struggle to THEARC Theater. Afterwards, youth and adults can tour the Choice Bus - which will be parked outside of THEARC's entrance from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM. This interactive bus is a unique learning enviornment designed to demonstrated the power of education. 

All family day events are free and open to the public. Register to attend this FREE event HERE

Learn more about The March on Washington Film Festival at marchonwashingtonfilmfestival.org.

 

 

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