Photo Exhibit: Hate Hurts/Love HealsWednesday, June 27 – Thursday, June 29
As a Holocaust victim, Henri Landwirth suffered terrible cruelty at the hands of the Nazis. But he has overcome his hatred and dedicated his life to helping others overcome theirs. He founded the organization Hate Hurts/Love Heals. His photo exhibit tells the story of how he and five others, whose lives could have been consumed by hatred, were able to spread the message that love and forgiveness can change you and the world. The Hate Hurts web site tells how young people can start a Hate Hurts chapter in their school. Landwirth was the recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Award at the 2010 NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards Dinner.
Thursday, June 28
Night at the Movies: Older Than America
6:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
An award-winning cast stars in Older than America, a suspenseful drama about a teacher trying to unravel a mystery surrounding an abandoned boarding school for American Indian children on a Minnesota reservation. The film follows Rain (Georgina Lightning), a woman beset by troubling visions from the past. When a geologist (Bradley Cooper) comes to investigate strange seismic readings at the boarding school, events are set in motion that will lead Rain to discover a life-altering secret. This powerful film highlights an atrocity committed against American Indian families throughout much of the 20th century—the forced indoctrination of Native children in abusive boarding schools that attempted to “Kill the Indian to Save the Child.” The cast includes Georgina Lightning (TV’s The West Wing), Bradley Cooper (The Hangover), Adam Beech (Flags of Our Fathers), Wes Studi (Avatar and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee), Tantoo Cardinal (Dances with Wolves) , and Chris Mulkey (TV’s 24).
Joining us in person will be director and lead actor, Georgina Lightning!