Social Justice Summer Camp for Educators

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The Social Justice Summer Camp will not be held this year, due again to COVID-19 restrictions. However, to continue the work of the camp, we will be holding a virtual Social Justice Summer Film Club as one of the most popular aspects of the summer camp is the evening film series and discussions.

With so many issues related to social justice over the past year, we are very excited to talk and explore with past and future campers! During the month of July, we will host three evening discussions about a few amazing and powerful films, moderated by camp counselors Joseph Flynn, James Cohen and Michael Manderino.

We ask participants to screen the films in advance and then join the Film Club for small- and large-group discussions. Participation in the Social Justice Summer Film Club is free of charge, however, there may be a small rental fee depending on the title.

Film Club Schedule

Join us Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. Click on the film titles above for more information.

Date Title Description
July 13 The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015) This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years. (From IMDB)

Facilitated by Joseph Flynn

July 20 Coded Bias (2020) When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces accurately, she embarks on a journey to push for the first-ever U.S. legislation against bias in algorithms that impact us all. (From IMDB)

Facilitated by Michael Manderino

July 27 Which Way Home (2009) A feature documentary film that follows unaccompanied child migrants, on their journey through Mexico, as they try to reach the United States. (From IMDB)

Facilitated by James Cohen

How to Register

All participants must RSVP for each evening. Please feel free to share this opportunity with colleagues as an introduction to the camp and a sampling of what we do. Zoom meeting links will be sent to all who register.

Social Justice Film Club Registration Form

Contact Us

Social Justice Summer Camp
815-753-8556
CIDepartment@niu.edu 

Camp Directors

James Cohen Ph.D.
Joseph Flynn, Ph.D.