A Call to Action to Catholic University Communities

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We, faculty leaders, program directors, and department chairs of African American / Africana Studies units at Catholic Universities and Colleges, write to express our full solidarity with the protests currently occurring all over the U.S. and indeed the world in defense of Black life.

We are dismayed and enraged, but unfortunately not surprised by the killing of yet another Black person at the hands of predatory policing and white vigilantism. While this movement has arisen in response to the social crisis of policing in society at large, many of us have experienced negative interactions with campus police at our institutions. Systemic racism and white supremacy are problems even at Catholic institutions.

While we acknowledge that several of our university presidents have issued public statements condemning police violence and the killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, as well as the white vigilantism that claimed the life of Ahmaud Arbery, we also believe that statements are not enough. Statements and apologies without clear plans for transformation and accountability are empty. Worse, such incomplete approaches exacerbate conditions long in need of remedy. Catholic institutions, while guided by principles of faith, wield significant symbolic, political, social, and economic power. Academic institutions such as ours have been as complicit in limiting Black potential as any other institution over the past two centuries or longer. We call for conversion: our institutions must reorient themselves to the common good, privileging the perspective of the most marginalized.

Action:

  • Reconsider relationships between campus police, local police, and universities, with an eye toward the particular vulnerabilities of Black university community members
  • Increase funding to African American Studies units on campuses and ensure their permanence and stability – in many cases this means departmentalizing these units, creating endowed chairs, and supporting lecture series and other programming
  • Increase the number of Black faculty, including senior scholars in departments across campus
  • Provide support for Black contingent faculty, mentor Black junior faculty to ensure successful progress to tenure, and facilitate paths to full professor for tenured associate professor level faculty
  • Increase the number of Black students on campus
  • Support students’ rights to openly protest when they are back on campus
  • Support student athletes’ right to protests without reprisals
  • Support all efforts to excavate the university’s involvement with slavery and how the university has directly or indirectly profited from Black oppression
  • Ensure campus ministries allow Black students, faculty, and staff the space to grieve
  • Develop partnerships with communities instead of gentrifying those communities
  • Campus administrative leaders including Presidents, Provosts, and Deans should move towards a deeper and more complex understanding of race and racism in the country, in higher education, and on their own campuses
  • Recognize and compensate invisible labor: including the emotional labor of Black academic workers, particularly women, and support staff, from office support to the physical plant
  • Prioritize Black demands for justice, especially during budget crises

The protests in the streets will not be enough to transform our world. Even as we write another Black man in Atlanta, Rayshard Brooks, has been killed by the police. The world is changing before our eyes, but it is not changing soon enough to stop the crisis facing Black life. Catholic Universities and Colleges across the U.S. can play a pivotal and leading role in the transformation being called for on America’s streets. Symbolic statements, marches, token town halls, or other typical measures to pacify our campus communities are not sufficient while grave inequities persist.

Signatories:

–LaMonda Horton-Stallings, Chair, Department of African American Studies, Georgetown University

–Amir Idris, Chair, Department of African and African American Studies, Fordham University

–Vincent Lloyd, Director of Africana Studies Program, Villanova University

–Nadine M. Knight, Director of Africana Studies (outgoing), College of the Holy Cross

–Chima J. Korieh, Director of Africana Studies Program, Marquette University

–C. Shawn McGuffey, Director of African and African Diaspora Studies, Boston College

–Munya Munochiveyi, Director of Africana Studies (incoming), College of the Holy Cross

–Dianne M. Pinderhughes, Chair, Department of Africana Studies, University of Notre Dame

–Christopher M. Tinson, Director of African American Studies, Saint Louis University

–Brian L. Turner, Director of African American Diaspora Studies, Xavier University of Louisiana

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Comments on “A Call to Action to Catholic University Communities

  • It’s time to create a more robust black studies program at the University at Notre Dame. In the 20 years I taught there, 1992-2012, I had almost no black students in my Film/Television & Theatre courses. I believe advisors steered students away from (“radical”) courses like mine… where students make films about subjects of their own choosing A pity. This could and should be fixed.

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    • Thanks Jill. I taught a Black student FTT major just this past semester I’m happy to say. The department now has two Black faculty including La Donna Forsgren who was just tenured this spring. This is small, but a tiny bit of change….
      Dianne

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  • Perhaps the universities could extend their influence by tailoring admission criteria, conveying a strong message of antiracism to the Catholic high schools, particularly those run by the same order. Many college prep faculties may cling to the tried and true fearful of the power of the universities and the imagined drop in acceptance rates for them should they venture from traditional curriculum.
    Seizing this moment requires all hands on deck and a seamless approach leaving no loophole for persistence in the status quo.

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  • Dear Colleagues,

    I wish to inform you of our transnational, intercultural diplomacy undertakings in Berlin Germany, USA & additional societies, via an annual film festival, art exhibition & weekly television programs.
    Enclosed are documents attesting to our activities & we look forward to future cooperation.
    I am a Chicagoan, invited to Berlin Germany, where I currently reside & undertake efforts to address the above stated issues.
    I also wish to inform you of THE COLLEGIUM – Forum & Television Program Berlin telecasts.

    https://youtu.be/jIlzBL-hbGA
    https://youtu.be/YKnQpEs8t1s
    https://youtu.be/ilFqKcbO7bk

    Thank you for your consideration & response.

    Sincerely,
    Donald Muldrow Griffith
    http://www.blackinternationalcinema.de/BIC16/html/bic16_article_ChicagoNativeAdvancesBlackArtistryInBerlin_en.html

    FOUNTAINHEAD® Tanz Théâtre
    e – Letter April 2020 . Berlin.Germany
    http://www.fountainhead-tanz-theatre.de
    http://www.blackinternationalcinema.de
    http://www.black-international-cinema.com

    Please send replies to / Bitte senden Sie Antworten an
    bicdance@aol.com
    2020 Anniversaries
    Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre – 40 years
    Black International Cinema Berlin – 35th edition
    Black International Cinema Berlin Film Awards – 30 years
    THE COLLEGIUM – Forum & Television Program Berlin – 25 years
    “Footprints in the Sand?” ExhibitionBerlin – 20 years
    Cultural Zephyr e.V. – 30 years
    35. Black International Cinema Berlin 2020
    “Only when lions have historians will hunters cease being heroes.” – African Proverb

    To our friends, neighbors and filmmakers,

    Greetings from Berlin.
    We are currently making preparations for the 35th edition of Black International Cinema Berlin 2020.
    As matters stand, because of a world wide occurance of demanding concern, we await government permission to enable the planned festival during May 7-10, 2020, or if advised, we will postpone the festival until a later date.
    In the event of postponement, we will notify everyone concerned.
    Thank you for your patience, understanding and support.

    Smiles and Peace

    An unsere FreundInnen, NachbarInnen und FilmemacherInnen,

    Grüße aus Berlin.
    Wir bereiten uns derzeit auf die 35. Ausgabe des Black International Cinema Berlin 2020 vor.
    Nach heutigem Stand der Dinge, aufgrund des weltweiten Auftretens dieser herausfordernden Problematik, warten wir auf die Erlaubnis der Regierung, das geplante Festival vom 7. bis 10. Mai 2020 zu ermöglichen, oder wir werden, wenn dies empfohlen wird, das Festival auf einen späteren Zeitpunkt verschieben.
    Im Falle einer Verschiebung werden wir alle Betroffenen benachrichtigen.
    Vielen Dank für Eure Geduld, Euer Verständnis und Eure Unterstützung.

    Zuversicht und Frieden
    Production and Direction
    Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith
    Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre
    The Collegium – Forum & Television Program Berlin
    in association with
    Cultural Zephyr e.V.

    present

    A COMPLEXION CHANGE
    Transnational and Intercultural Diplomacy

    “Despite All…?
    Challenges…? Yes!
    Obstacles…? No!
    Accomplishments…? Yes!
    Despite All…!”

    “Trotz allem…?
    Herausforderungen…? Ja!
    Hindernisse…? Nein!
    Errungenschaften…? Ja!
    Trotz allem…!”

    XXXV. 2020 Black International Cinema Berlin
    May 7-10 | 2020

    “Footprints in the Sand?” ExhibitionBerlin 2020
    Visual Documentation – Photographic Exhibition
    May 1-31 | 2020

    Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall)
    Marlene-Dietrich-Saal (cinema)
    Galerie, 1. Stock (Gallery, 1st Floor)
    John-F.-Kennedy-Platz 1,
    10825 Berlin/Germany

    in association with / in Verbindung mit
    The Collegium – Forum & Television Program Berlin
    and Cultural Zephyr e.V.

    under the patronage of the German Commission for UNESCO
    unter Schirmherrschaft der Deutschen UNESCO-Kommission

    in cooperation with / in Kooperation mit
    Dr. Lisa Rüter
    Commissioner for Integration, District Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin
    Integrationsbeauftragte des Bezirks Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin

    Admission is without charge. / Der Eintritt ist frei.

    FESTIVAL PROGRAM SCHEDULE

    May 1 – 31, 2020
    “Footprints in the Sand?” ExhibitionBerlin 2020
    Visual Documentation – Photographic Exhibition
    Visuelle Dokumentation – Fotoausstellung

    The exhibition documents the history of Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre in association with
    International Artists.
    Die Ausstellung dokumentiert die Geschichte von Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre in Verbindung mit Internationalen KünstlerInnen.

    Additional artists t.b.a. / Weitere KünstlerInnen werden angekündigt.

    Thursday, May 7 – Sunday, May 10
    Film Presentations and Seminars

    Thursday, May 7
    6 pm | 18 Uhr

    Opening Ceremony (Marlene-Dietrich-Saal/Cinema)

    Presenters

    Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Berlin/USA
    Co-Founder/Producer/Publisher/Director/Curator/Moderator
    Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre / Black International Cinema Berlin / “Footprints in the Sand?” ExhibitionBerlin / THE COLLEGIUM – Forum & Television Program Berlin / Cultural Zephyr e.V.

    Additional guests t.b.a. / Weitere Gäste werden angekündigt.

    Thursday, May 7
    8 pm | 20 Uhr

    Film Presentation (Marlene-Dietrich-Saal/Cinema)

    SANKARA N’EST PAS MORT / SANKARA IS NOT DEAD
    Director: Lucie Viver
    Documentary, Color, 109 min.
    France 2019
    French, Dioule and various languages with English subtitles

    Thursday, May 7
    10 pm | 22 Uhr

    Film Presentation (Marlene-Dietrich-Saal/Cinema)

    SANKOFA
    Director: Haile Gerima
    Narrative, Color, 124 min.
    Burkina Faso/Germany/Ghana/US/UK 1993
    English

    Friday, May 8
    4 pm | 16 Uhr

    Film Presentation (Marlene-Dietrich-Saal/Cinema)

    VORLAGER IST IN KUBA / PRECAMP IS IN CUBA
    Director: Johannes Krug
    Documentary, Color, 12 min.
    Germany 2019
    German (Swabian) with English subtitles

    GIFTS FROM BABYLON
    Directors: Bas Ackermann & Babucar Manka
    Narrative, Color, 24 min.
    Gambia/The Netherlands 2018
    English and Wolof with English subtitlesMAKE A DIFFERENCE:

    MAKE A DIFFERENCE:
    RIDE WITH ME
    Director: Luther Mafalleh
    Narrative, Color, 29 min.
    Ghana 2019
    English and Twi with English subtitles

    MAKE A DIFFERENCE:
    LIFE ON THE ROAD
    Director: Shakiru Akinyemi
    Documentary, Color, 24 min.
    Ghana 2019
    English and Twi with English subtitles

    Friday, May 8
    6 pm | 18 Uhr

    Film Presentation (Marlene-Dietrich-Saal/Cinema)

    MAKE A DIFFERENCE:
    REDEMPTION
    Director: Matilda Dogbatsey
    Documentary, Color, 16 min.
    Ghana 2019
    English and Twi with English subtitles

    FAREWELL REGENT
    Director: Christene Browne
    Documentary, Color/B/W, 90 min.
    Canada 2019
    English

    Friday, May 8
    8 pm | 20 Uhr

    Film Presentation (Marlene-Dietrich-Saal/Cinema)

    CODE_SWITCH
    Director: Sigin Ojulu
    Narrative, Color, 16 min.
    USA 2019
    English

    AVÓ DEZANOVE E O SEGREDO DO SOVIÉTICO / GRANMA NINETEEN AND THE SOVIET’S SECRET
    Director: João Ribeiro
    Narrative, Color, 94 min.
    Portugal/Brazil/Mozambique 2019
    Portuguese with English subtitles

    Friday, May 8
    10 pm | 22 Uhr

    Film Presentation (Marlene-Dietrich-Saal/Cinema)

    DIE MAUER 1989-1991
    Director: Christa Biedermann
    Documentary/Experimental, Color, 119 min.
    Germany 1989-1991
    German

    Saturday, May 9
    2 pm | 14 Uhr

    Seminar Presentation (Marlene-Dietrich-Saal/Cinema)
    Subject Matter and Presenter to be announced

    Saturday, May 9
    4 pm | 16 Uhr

    Film Presentation (Marlene-Dietrich-Saal/Cinema)

    RÜCKlicht – BLINKlicht – GEGENlicht / TAILlight – BLINKING light – BACKlight
    Director: Christa Biedermann
    Experimental, Color, 7 min.
    USA/Austria/Germany 2019
    no dialogue

    EMPTY HOME
    Director: Aco Aziz Mirza
    Narrative, Color, 19 min.
    Kurdistan/Iraq
    Kurdish with English subtitles

    DIVINE 419 – HAWKERS HUSTLE
    Director: Johannes Krug
    Narrative, Color, 35 min.
    Germany/Ghana 2019
    Pidgin English with English or German subtitles

    CONVERSATION WITH COLIN SINCLAIR
    Director: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith
    Documentary, Color, 30 min.
    Germany 2004
    English

    Saturday, May 9
    6 pm | 18 Uhr

    Film Presentation (Marlene-Dietrich-Saal/Cinema)

    DER ENGEL DER GESCHICHTE / THE ANGEL OF HISTORY
    Director: Eric Esser
    Experimental, Color, 10 min.
    Germany 2019
    German with English

    CE SOIR MON CŒUR BAT / THIS EVENING MY HEART BEATS
    Director: Rémi Jennequin
    Documentary, Color, 51 min.
    Togo/France 2017
    Mina and French with English subtitles

    MAKE A DIFFERNCE:
    RAY OF HOPE
    Director: Aminata Bockarie
    Narrative, Color, 28 min.
    Ghana 2019
    English and Twi with English subtitles

    ROOTS & BRANCHES #3: Dr. ALI FERDOWSI & SHAHRZAD KHORSANDI
    Director: Dr. Eve A. Ma
    Documentary, Color, 29 min.
    USA
    English

    Saturday, May 9
    8 pm | 20 Uhr

    Film Presentation (Marlene-Dietrich-Saal/Cinema)

    CIRCUS MOVEMENTS
    Directors: Lukas Berger, Co-Director: Mário Gajo de Carvalho & Circus Artistic Director: Teklu Ashagir
    Documentary, Color, 15 min.
    Portugal/Germany/Austria/Ethiopia 2019
    no dialogues

    MAKE A DIFFERENCE:
    BEYOND THE SERVICE
    Director: Kwabena Eddie Mankata
    Documentary, Color, 28 min.
    Ghana 2019
    English and Twi with English subtitles

    BZU FIKIR / MANY LOVES
    Director: Rediat Abayneh
    Narrative, Color, 20 min.
    UK 2019
    Ampharic with English subtitles

    FRAMING THE PANTHERS IN BLACK AND WHITE
    Directors: Annie Goldson & Chris Bratton
    Documentary, Color, 29 min
    USA 1990
    English

    Saturday, May 9
    10 pm | 22 Uhr

    Film Presentation (Marlene-Dietrich-Saal/Cinema)

    HITLER’S LEGACY
    Director: Sebastian Stein
    Documentary, Color, 50 min.
    Germany 1992
    English

    Sunday, May 10
    2 pm | 14 Uhr

    Seminar Presentation (Marlene-Dietrich-Saal/Cinema)
    Subject Matter and Presenter to be announced

    Sunday, May 10
    4 pm | 16 Uhr

    Film Presentation (Marlene-Dietrich-Saal/Cinema)

    MAKE A DIFFERENCE:
    PLASTIC MAN
    Director: Simeonette Uwanie Pontis
    Documentary, Color, 23 min.
    Ghana 2019
    English and Twi with English subtitles

    REVOLUTION IN REVERSE – DEBT & WORK, THE NEW COLONIALISM
    Director: Chiara Cavallazzi
    Documentary, Color, 72 min.
    Italy 2014/updated 2017
    English, French, Italian, Spanish with English subtitles

    Sunday, May 10
    6 pm | 18 Uhr

    Film Presentation (Marlene-Dietrich-Saal/Cinema)

    QUEEN
    Directors: Yagama and Ilina Perianova
    Experimental, Color, 4 min.
    Bulgaria 2019
    English

    QUARAGNAYE / ENCHAINED
    Director: Moges Tafesse
    Narrative, Color, 98 min.
    Ethopia 2019
    Ammaric (and Ge’ez) with English subtitles

    Sunday, May 10
    8 pm | 20 Uhr

    Film Presentation (Marlene-Dietrich-Saal/Cinema)

    RALPH BUNCHE: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY
    Director: William Greaves
    Documentary, Color, 117 min.
    USA 2001
    English

    Program subject to change / Programmänderungen vorbehalten
    Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre / Cultural Zephyr e.V., Berlin, April 10, 2020
    “…Art and culture can build bridges, cross borders and pull away from stereotypical categorized thinking. Therefore, initiatives such as Black International Cinema Berlin are important for the capital of Germany. I extend my congratulations to the organizers of Black International Cinema Berlin, a cultural highlight which is unique Germany-wide. …”
    Gabriele Gün Tank, former Commissioner for Integration of the district Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin/Germany

    “…Kunst und Kultur können hier Brücken bauen, Grenzen überschreiten und sich stereotypischem Schubladendenken entziehen. Deshalb sind Initiativen wie Black International Cinema Berlin wichtig für die Hauptstadt. Mein Dank geht an die Organisatorinnen und Organisatoren von Black International Cinema Berlin, ein kulturelles Highlight, welches deutschlandweit einmalig ist. …”
    Gabriele Gün Tank, ehemalige Integrationsbeauftragte des Bezirks Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin/Deutschland

    RAILBOOKERS (2009):

    “Since it was founded in 1986, the Black International Cinema festival in Berlin has developed into one of the most highly regarded film events in Europe and movie fans will have the chance to experience it for themselves between May 7th and 10th.
    Produced and directed by the Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre, the extravaganza is an interdisciplinary and intercultural celebration of the contribution made by Black actors and directors in the world of film.
    The focus of the festival is to present works of a cultural, artistic and political nature coinciding with the general social, economic and educational interests of people from Africa.
    Open to all filmmakers and visitors, the event provides a platform for the impact of cinema from the African Diaspora and people with an interest in intercultural relations.
    The Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre organization is committed to fighting religious, ethnic and gender persecution and seeks to battle discrimination through dialogue and understanding.
    By using art, theatre, dance, music and seminars, the foundation believes that prejudice against disadvantaged groups can be challenged and stronger links within society can be forged.
    Visitors will be treated to powerful and thought-provoking examples of cinema from the past and present.”

    MOTTOS: Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre Berlin
    “I may not make it if I try, but I damn sure won´t if I don´t…” – Oscar Brown Jr.
    “Mankind will either find a way or make one.” – C.P. Snow

    RAILBOOKERS (2009):

    Seit seiner Gründung im Jahr 1986 hat sich das Black International Cinema Festival in Berlin zu einem der angesehensten Filmereignisse in Europa entwickelt und Filmfans werden zwischen dem 7. und 10. Mai die Möglichkeit haben, dies selbst zu erfahren.
    Produziert und geleitet vom Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre, ist das ganz Besondere daran, dass es die Beiträge von Schwarzen SchauspielerInnen und RegisseurInnen aus der Welt des Films in interdisziplinärer und interkultureller Art feiert.
    Der Fokus des Festivals liegt auf der Präsentation von Arbeiten, die in kultureller, künstlerischer und politischer Hinsicht mit den allgemeinen sozialen, ökonomischen und bildungsorientierten Interessen der Menschen aus der afrikanischen Diaspora zusammentreffen.
    Das Festival ist offen für alle FilmemacherInnen und BesucherInnen und stellt eine Plattform zur Verfügung, auf der sich die Kraft des Kinos aus der afrikanischen Diaspora sowie von Menschen mit Interesse an interkulturellen Beziehungen entfalten kann.
    Die Organisation Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre engagiert sich gegen religiöse, ethnische und geschlechtsbezogene Verfolgung und strebt danach, Diskriminierung mit den Mitteln des Dialogs und des Verständnisses zu bekämpfen.
    Die Veranstalter sind überzeugt davon, dass durch den Einsatz von Kunst, Theater, Tanz, Musik und Seminaren Vorurteile gegenüber benachteiligten Gruppen infrage gestellt und eine stärkere Verbundenheit innerhalb der Gesellschaft aufgebaut werden können.
    BesucherInnen werden dazu eingeladen, wirkungsvolle und zum Nachdenken anregende Filmbeispiele aus Vergangenheit und Gegenwart zu sehen.

    MOTTOS: Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre Berlin
    “I may not make it if I try, but I damn sure won´t if I don´t…” – Oscar Brown Jr.
    “Mankind will either find a way or make one.” – C.P. Snow

    Prof. Dr. Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels commends the work of Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre…
    …both in her book “Migration, Diasporas, Citizenship: Migrants or Expatriates? Americans in Europe” as well as in her article “Migrants or Expatriates? Challenging Terms”, which was published in the festival brochure of the XXIX. 2014 Black International Cinema Berlin / “Footprints in the Sand?” Exhibition 2014: “… Many of the broad assumptions about […] migrant groups are based on what is visible or noticeable. But how representative are these noticeable practices? Can they really be said to characterize the entire migrant group? Maybe they can – but my research suggests that we should take a second look at the broad assumptions we – as a general society – make about populations. The work that Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre is engaged in seeks to achieve precisely this sort of second look, questioning and challenging stereotypes. Such work is very valuable.”

    Prof. Dr. Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels würdigt die Arbeit von Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre…
    … sowohl in ihrem Buch “Migration, Diasporas, Citizenship: Migrants or Expatriates? Americans in Europe” als auch in ihrem Artikel “Zuwanderer oder ‘Expatriates’? Zwei Begriffe auf den Prüfstand gestellt”, der in der Festivalbroschüre zum XXIX. 2014 Black International Cinema Berlin / “Footprints in the Sand?” Exhibition 2014 publiziert wurde: “… Viele weit verbreitete Unterstellungen gegenüber […] MigrantInnengruppen beruhen auf dem, was sichtbar oder bemerkbar ist. Aber wie repräsentativ sind diese bemerkbaren Praktiken? Kann wirklich behauptet werden, dass sie die gesamte MigrantInnengruppe charakterisieren? Vielleicht ist dies der Fall – doch meine Forschung legt nahe, dass wir einen genaueren Blick auf weitreichende Mutmaßungen werfen sollten, die wir – als Gesellschaft – über bestimmte Bevölkerungsgruppen anstellen. Die Arbeit des Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre strebt insbesondere diesen genaueren Blick an und stellt damit Stereotypen auf den Prüfstand. Solche Arbeit ist äußerst wichtig.”

    THE COLLEGIUM -Forum & Television Program Berlin

    THE COLLEGIUM – Forum & Television Program Berlin

    Cinema / State of Affairs / Arts Calendar
    Filme / Diskussionen / künstlerische Darbietungen

    THE COLLEGIUM Television Program is televised in
    Berlin, Magdeburg, Wolfsburg, Dessau, Portland/USA and additional cities.

    THE COLLEGIUM Fernsehmagazin wird in
    Berlin, Magdeburg, Wolfsburg, Dessau, Portland/USA und weiteren Städten ausgestrahlt.

    http://www.fountainhead-tanz-theatre.de/col-e.html

    Producer/Director/Moderator | Produzent/Leiter/Moderator
    Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith
    Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre / Black International Cinema Berlin/
    THE COLLEGIUM – Forum & Television Program Berlin/
    “Footprints in the Sand?” ExhibitionBerlin / Cultural Zephyr e.V.
    LIVE STREAM: http://www.alex-berlin.de/tv/livestream.html

    Upcoming Editions
    Mondays 1:00-2:00 am | 1:00-2:00 Uhr
    Thursdays 9:00-10:00 am | 9:00-10:00 Uhr
    Saturdays 2:00-3:00 & 9:00-10:00 am | 2:00-3:00 & 9:00-10:00 Uhr

    Festival of Lights, October 10-19, 2014, Berlin/Germany
    Embassy of the United States of America, Berlin/Germany
    Collage: Thomas M. Wendt

    THE COLLEGIUM – Forum & Television Program Berlin
    Compilation 07.03.2020

    part I, to be continued

    Cinema:
    “Odyssey”, Berlin – Saint Louis – New York City – Berlin
    Production, Direction, Moderation:
    Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

    Romare Bearden Foundation, New York City
    Conversation with Sheila Rohan
    photography: Filmkunst 66, Berlin/Germany
    Conversation with Richard Brooks

    Jazz Radio:
    Congratulations to Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith & Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre
    Award from Bündnis für Demokratie und Toleranz (Association for Democracy and Tolerance)

    ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/jIlzBL-hbGA

    for program information, please contact:
    Programminformationen bitte unter:
    0049 (0)176-993 685 82
    0049 (0)30-754 609 46
    THE COLLEGIUM Archive on YouTube
    http://www.youtube.com/user/thecollegium

    THE COLLEGIUM MAGDEBURG
    Offener Kanal Magdeburg http://www.ok-magdeburg.de

    THE COLLEGIUM WOLFSBURG
    TV 38 http://www.tv38.de

    THE COLLEGIUM DESSAU
    Offener Kanal Dessau http://www.ok-dessau.de

    THE COLLEGIUM PORTLAND, OREGON, USA
    Open Signal – Portland Community Media Center
    https://community.opensignalpdx.org/project/collegium

    ARCHIVES

    Guide to Indiana University South Bend
    Dance Program Collection
    at the IU South Bend Archives

    The collection for the Dance Program at the Indiana University South Bend Archives documents the history of Donald and Gayle Griffith, Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre Berlin Germany, as directors of the Dance Department from 1992 to 1995, with numerous visual material as recent as 2011.

    https://library.iusb.edu/search-find/archives/finding-aids/dance.pdf

    Alison Stankrauff, Archivist and Associate Librarian
    Franklin D. Schurz Library, Indiana University South Bend
    Curator, Dance Collection at Indiana University South Bend Archives

    Deutsche Kinemathek
    Museum für Film und Fernsehen / Museum for Film and Television
    Black International Cinema Berlin Archive
    https://www.deutsche-kinemathek.de/bibliothek/bibliothekskatalog

    University Library / Universitätsbibliothek C der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum
    in the Library Collection / im Bibliotheksbestand
    Search: AP 41500 B627
    or Black International Cinema Berlin
    http://www.ub.hu-berlin.de

    Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre
    Black International Cinema Berlin
    THE COLLEGIUM – Forum & Television Program Berlin
    “Footprints in the Sand?” ExhibitionBerlin
    Cultural Zephyr e.V.

    MISSION STATEMENT

    We are an international, intercultural community of persons engaged in achieving increasing understanding and cooperation between individuals and groups in support of democratic procedures and the elimination of violence, religious, ethnic and gender persecution, youth exploitation, homophobia and racial hatred through the process of art, education, culture and dialogue.

    Wir sind eine internationale, interkulturelle Gemeinschaft von Menschen mit dem Engagement für ein besseres Verständnis und wachsende Kooperation zwischen Individuen und Gruppen, mit Unterstützung des demokratischen Prozesses und der Beseitigung von Gewalt, Verfolgung aufgrund religiöser, ethnischer und geschlechtlicher Zugehörigkeit, Kindes- und Jugendmissbrauch, Homosexuellen-Feindlichkeit und von Rassenhass, durch die Mittel der Kunst, der Bildung, der Kultur und des Dialogs.

    Nous sommes une communauté internationale et interculturelle de personnes engagées à promouvoir la compréhension et la coopération croissantes entre les individus et les groupes, à l’appui des outils démocratiques et à travers l’élimination de la violence, de la persécution religieuse, ethnique et sexuelle, de l’exploitation de la jeunesse, de l’homophobie et de la haine raciale par le processus de l’art, de l’éducation, de la culture et du dialogue.

    MOTTOS
    “I may not make it if I try, but I damn sure won’t if I don’t…” – Oscar Brown Jr.
    “Mankind will either find a way or make one.” – C.P. Snow
    “Whatever you do…, be cool!” – Joseph Louis Turner
    “Yes, I can…! – Sammy Davis Jr.
    “Yes, We can…!” – Barack Hussein Obama
    “Yes, we can and Yes, we better…!” – Barack Hussein Obama and Donald Muldrow Griffith
    Copyright: Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre/Cultural Zephyr e.V., April 2020

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