Events

2022 Events

The Foundation continues to develop plans for Calendar Year 2022 and updates will be posted as the year unfolds.

Because the Foundation emphasizes personal dialogue in face-to-face settings, the health and safety protocols required by the Covid-19 pandemic have dictated a change in our approach.

 

  We continue to plan for future events, but until on-campus activities can be conducted in a more normal way, our event planning horizon will be pushed further into the year.

Past  Events

Completed

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Saturday, February 1  2020

Completed

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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Completed

Thursday, February 25, 2021

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At Jacksonville Universitya special tribute to baseball legend Jackie Robinson was part of the University's celebration of Black History Month.  The film "42" - The Story of Jackie Robinson - was shown at the John Sessions Baseball Stadium on campus.  More information about the University's activities:

 

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Jacksonville University

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH

MOVIE

42  The Story of Jackie Robinson

DATE

February 25, 2021

Film Showtime          7:00 PM ET

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LOCATION

John Sessions Baseball Stadium

Jacksonville University campus

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University of Southern California

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80 Years on Film - CAMPAIGNS, ELECTIONS & POPULISM- 1940 to 2020

MOVIE

A VIDEO MONTAGE OF POLITICAL FILM CLIPS
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DATE

November 10
2020

Film Showtime 

12 Noon to 2 PM PT

Panel Discussion 

LOCATION

This is an online, live streaming event. 

Sponsored by:

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At the University of Southern California a panel of political experts and movie industry insiders led a discussion about political election campaigns through the prism of Hollywood.

 

A special composite/montage of film clips drawn from feature films from the 1940s to 2020 gave the panelists and the audience a sense of how the art and science of running for elective office has evolved from the wartime years of Franklin Delano Roosevelt to today's hyper-partisan political landscape.

This special event was sponsored by USC's Dornsife Center for the Political Future, led by 2 of America's leading political experts, Director Bob Shrum and Co-Director Mike Murphy, and the Center's Executive Director, Kamy Akhavan.

 
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At the University of South Carolina the focus was on Presidential elections and civil rights in America.

The George Clooney-produced movie, The Ides of March (Clooney was also Director and screenwriter), about a Presidential campaign by an incumbent Governor, was shown at the University's Columbia SC campus.

A panel discussion with the audience immediately followed the screening of The Ides of March.

 

The second movie screened was Lovingbased on the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a white man and black woman in Virginia who married one another despite the fact that marriage between different races was a criminal offense in the state at that time.  This formed the basis upon which the U.S. Supreme Court later invalidated all state laws that prohibited interracial marriage in the landmark case of Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S.1 (1967).