THANK YOU FOR MAKING 2021 OUR BEST FEST YET! REVISIT OUR TRIBUTES, PANELS AND WORKSHOPS BELOW.
A TRIBUTE TO FRED GRAY
Celebrates the career of Civil Rights attorney, strategist,and former AL representative Fred Gray, featuring Claudette Colvin, Montgomery Bus Boycott pioneer; Hon. Doug Jones, former U.S. Senator, AL; and Taylor Branch, Pulitzer-Prize winning historian. With political analyst and television commentator Jamal Simmons as moderator.
THE IMPORTANCE OF PAULI MURRAY
Profiles the late non-binary activist, strategist, legal scholar, poet, first African American woman Episcopalian priest, and co-founder of the National Organization for Women. With presenters Dr. Nii-Quartelai Quartey, AARP Senior Advisor & National LGBTQ Liaison; Rev. Canon Kelly Brown Douglas, Washington National Cathedral; and Dr. Janet Dewart Bell, author.
ONE ON ONE WITH LITTLE MISS FLINT
Flint, Michigan water activist Mari Copeny, joins Naomi Wadler, youngest speaker at the 2018 March for Our Lives in a conversation on the impact national front line organizing has had on their young lives.
CLIMATE DEFENDERS AT WORK IN THE HALLS OF GOVERNMENT
Representatives from the Clinton, Obama and Biden administrations discuss the effects of environmental racism and the need for parity in the ongoing climate change crisis.
Panelists: Rosemary Enobakhare, U.S. EPA Office of the Administrator; Brandi Colander, DC Green Bank; Diane Dillon-Ridgley, Environmental and Human Rights Activist. With Special Guest: Michael S. Regan, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and moderator: Danielle Deane-Ryan, Jade Advisor.
HOW TO BE A CITIZEN JOURNALIST
Join 19-year-old climate change activist Jerome Foster II as he shares tips and tools for researching, interviewing, writing and pitching timely stories for publication. Foster is Co-founder and Editor of the digital news service Climate Reporter, and is the youngest member of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council.
YOUNG ACTIVISTS ROUNDTABLE
Gen Z activists Isra Hirsi, (Youth Climate Strike and 2020 Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Government and Politics List) and Jerome Foster II (OneMillionOfUs, and The Climate Reporter) talk with Koralie Barrau, (Producer, BBC News) on what drives them to action, how they organize, what obstacles they face, and how they stay committed.
2022 Student & Emerging Filmmaker Competition
The annual short film competition receives over 150 submissions from across the world. An esteemed jury of civil rights, industry leaders, and established filmmakers select the winners, and the shortlisted films are screened during the festival.