CineCulture presents ‘Agents of Change’ Feb. 24

Cineculture Agents of Change

Fresno State’s CineCulture film series presents “Agents of Change” (2016) at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in the Peters Education Center Auditorium.

From the well-publicized events at San Francisco State in 1968 to the image of black students with guns emerging from the takeover of the student union at Cornell University in April 1969, the struggle for a more relevant and meaningful education, including demands for black and ethnic studies programs, became a clarion call across the country in the late 1960’s.

Through the stories of these young men and women who were at the forefront of these efforts, “Agents of Change” examines the untold story of the racial conditions on college campuses and in the country that led to these protests.

The film’s characters were caught at the crossroads of the civil rights, black power, and anti-Vietnam war movements at a pivotal time in America’s history. Today, over 45 years later, many of the same demands are surfacing in campus protests across the country, revealing how much work remains to be done.”Agents of Change” links the past to the present and the present to the past – making it not just a movie but a movement.

Sponsors for this event include the Henry Madden Library‘s Prentice Womack Fund and the Africana Studies Program.

Co-directors Abby Ginzberg and Frank Dawson will lead the post-screening discussion for this film (66 minutes).

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