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Always in Season | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Indie Lens Pop-Up Always in Season

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If you would like to view Always in Season on your own, the program is available for viewing in the free PBS Video App and at video.wkar.org through March 25.

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WHAT: FREE preview screening of Always in Season, followed by a community discussion

Indie Lens Pop-Up presents Always in Season, which follows a mother’s search for justice and reconciliation while the trauma of more than a century of lynching Black Americans bleeds into the present. The Indie Lens Pop-Up series is presented in mid-Michigan by ITVS, Independent Lens and WKAR Public Media.

In Always in Season, descendants of the victims and perpetrators of lynching are working together to heal a violent history. Blending observational footage with first-person testimonies and expert input, Always in Season examines the lingering impact of lynching and the link between this historic form of racial terrorism and the racial violence that exists today.

After the screening, join the community discussion about the themes explored in the film. Indie Lens Pop-Up and WKAR aim to spark enlightening conversations that shed light on these issues.

Lauren McKenzie, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Director
Michigan State University College of Communications Arts and Sciences
Jackie Heymann, Education Program Coordinator
Michigan State University  Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives

Scheduled panelists include
Ajamu Dillahunt, Ph.D. Student
Michigan State University Department of History
James Bruce, Staff Psychologist
Michigan State University Counseling and Psychiatric Services
Jennifer Cobbina, Associate Professor
Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice
Lee June, Professor
Michigan State University Department of Psychology 
This screening and discussion include images and dialogue related to racial violence which may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

MSU ComArtSci Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS's Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. For more information, visit pbs.org/independentlens/indie-lens-pop-up

Support provided by ITVS, CPB, PBS, MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts

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