In Your Community

Events and happenings in the Michigan Capital Region hosted by or in partnership with WKAR.

Juneteenth Jamboree | Screening with Q&A

Jun 16, 2021

Thu. Jun. 17, 2021 at 7:00pm via OVEE | Join the conversation around this special screening of "From a Free Place to Displace," the latest episode from the annual PBS series, "Juneteenth Jamboree." | RSVP HERE

Wed. Jun. 16, 2021 at 7pm via ZOOM | "An American Reckoning?" is a documentary project that will explore the deep divide on issues of race that endures in our nation; and will endeavor to discover the face of racism in present day America. | WATCH THE TRAILER

Mon. Jun. 14, 2021 at 7pm via ZOOM | Follow three students through the tumultuous year of 2020 as they struggle with the new reality of education under Covid and the tragic murder of George Floyd. In a world where "I can’t breathe," is a symptom of both police brutality and Covid-19, these students must find a way to navigate their new reality. | WATCH THE TRAILER

Bias in the Algorithm | Screening with Q&A

May 24, 2021
Bias in the Algorithm
WKAR

Thu. Jun. 3, 2021 at 7pm on WKAR OVEE |  Can a search engine produce racially biased results? Can software recognize faces with unbiased accuracy? Join the film screening and conversation exploring the impact of bias in internet search and facial recognition technologies. 

Right to Read | Screening with Q&A

May 10, 2021
WKAR-MSU

Thu. May 20, 2021 at 7pm on WKAR OVEE - RSVP HERE | Join the conversation at a virtual preview screening of the upcoming WKAR original documentary, Right to Read. The film presents the moving story of Michigan families attempting to secure the right to read for their children. 

The Gene: An Intimate History
Courtesy / PBS

Thu. Apr. 29, 2021 at 7pm VIRTUAL EVENT | Unravel the history of the human genome and explore the genetic ethical implications in this special screening of Ken Burns’ "The Gene: An Intimate History." Following the screening will be a Q&A session with a panel discussing the film and new discoveries about genetics, behavior and autism. RSVP HERE

Philly D.A. | Screening with Q&A

Apr 16, 2021
Courtesy / Indie Lens Pop-Up

Thu. Apr. 22, 2021 at 7pm on WKAR OVEE | A groundbreaking documentary series embedded inside the long shot election and tumultuous first term of Larry Krasner, Philadelphia's unapologetic District Attorney, and his experiment to upend the criminal justice system from the inside out. RSVP HERE

The Story of Us: Michigan | Screening with Q&A

Mar 19, 2021
The Story of Us: A Michigan American Portrait Special
Courtesy / WKAR-MSU

Thu. Mar. 25, 2021 at 7pm on WKAR OVEE | Come together for a special WKAR and online screening of The Story of Us: A Michigan American Portrait Special. RSVP HERE  

Be My Neighbor Day with Daniel Tiger

Mar 11, 2021
Be My Neighbor Day with Daniel Tiger
WKAR-MSU

Sat. Mar. 27, 2021 | Attention Families! You're invited to Be My Neighbor Day with Daniel Tiger

Coded Bias | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Mar 11, 2021
Coded Bias
Couresy / Indie Lens Pop-Up

Thu. Mar. 18, 2021 at 7pm OVEE Event | Come together for a special WKAR and online screening of Coded Bias, a film about the troubling investigation into the algorithms that shape our lives. RSVP HERE 

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