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Film Seminars

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Film and Discussion: The Resilience Age

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The Resilience Age documentary illustrates the impact of resilience in cities around the world that face challenges including climate change, sea level rise, economic disparity and pollution. By examining the past, present and future of cities from El Paso, Texas to Medellin, Colombia, the film highlights how communities established resilience. Get real-world examples of communities... Read more »

10:30 am - 11:45 am

FILM: Leading Through the Storm

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Need advice on how to prepare for a disaster and persuade residents to evacuate? What about leading a response? Maybe you need insights into working with FEMA. Good disaster planning is important, but lessons from real experiences provide even greater value. Watch interviews with elected officials and specialist on the leader perspective versus the technical... Read more »

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

FILM: The House We Live In

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Race is not biology. It is a social construct ingrained in politics, economics and culture—and carries various economic impacts and outcomes for communities. Learn the ways America’s institutions and policies, such as redlining and housing policy, advantage some groups at the expense of others. After the film, join in on a dynamic discussion that will... Read more »

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Film Discussion: The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of our Nation

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Why are so many children in the richest country managing life so poorly? A child’s earliest surroundings and interactions shape the developing brain, building the foundations for life-long cognitive and emotional development, even mental and physical health. Although neuroscience highlights the importance of the early stages in childhood, too often families and communities are challenged... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

FILM: Heroin(e) Documentary

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Watch the Academy Award-nominated short film Heroin(e) and see first-hand how Huntington, West Virginia—where the overdose rate is 10 times the national average, manages the growing number of opioid overdoses, including prescription pain medications, heroin, and illicitly manufactured fentanyl, and learn about the psychological toll it has on this community. Hear from police, judges, first... Read more »