WSU a sponsor for events, screening of Tallgrass slave-trade film
Sep 9, 2009 3:34 PM | Print
The Society of Public Historians at Wichita State University, WSU's Special Collections and University Archives, and WSU's film studies program are among sponsors for two days of events in September for the Wichita Association of the Motion Picture Arts and Tallgrass Film Festival's Third Thursday film series.
The festival will present "Traces of the Trade: A Story of the Deep North" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Warren Theatre West, 9150 W. 21st St. Tickets, which go on sale Thursday, Sept. 10, are $9, with discounts for students and senior citizens.
The film's director, Katrina Browne, and producer, Juanita Brown, will participate in all events over the two days they are in Wichita.
Lorraine Madway, WSU archivist and curator of Special Collections, will join Browne and Brown in classroom discussions at a Special Collections workshop featuring slave-related documents.
The filmmakers also will participate in a community potluck at St. James Episcopal Church, which is a sponsor, too. Then they'll be on hand for the screening and the panel afterward on slavery's impact on American society and the issue of reparations.
Other sponsors include the Kansas African American Museum and Avivo Brick Oven Pizzeria; the filmmakers' participation and related events are supported by a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council. Here is the schedule of events:
After the movie screening and panel discussion, a community reception will be held at Avivo Brick Oven Pizzeria, 2441 N. Maize Rd. Ste 101.
Tallgrass Third Thursday special screenings are a program of the Wichita Association of the Motion Picture Arts, which also produces the Tallgrass Film Festival.
This year's festival is scheduled for Oct. 23-25 at venues in and around downtown Wichita.
Temporary office relocations
Wichita State police lend helping hand
WSU makes case for special funding priorities
Revisions made to parking plan
High School Guest Program offering $500 scholarships
Collaboration to benefit WSU students
WSU camps introduce youth to engineering
WSU Foundation welcomes two new leaders
Wichita has 'secret source' of IT talent
WSU School of Nursing benefits from grant
Multi-disciplinary field study
WSU Foundation finishes strong year
WSU director to speak on racial profiling
WSU research uses all types of people
Shuttle system adds new stops
Permits to be required to park on main campus
WSU names new director of AEGD program
WSU reorganizes admin structure
WSU, WuShock logo at IndyCar Series
WSU hosting ACT Prep Workshop
Wichita State welcomes FarmHouse fraternity to campus
WSU grad overcame tragedy to earn her degree
WSU to host forums for returning adults
'Forty Years/Forty Stories' at WSU museum