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Working Films, North Carolina NAACP & Allies Present MORAL MOVIES

April 9th, 2014 by Anna Lee

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Working Films, the NC-NAACP, and state and local organizations from around North Carolina are partnering to present MORAL MOVIES – a four month series of award-winning films to jumpstart community dialogue and action on social, economic, and environmental issues relevant to the state. The series of free screenings will kick off with American Teacher, a documentary that follows the  lives and careers of four teachers and offers an opportunity to spotlight teacher pay and public education in North Carolina, which recently dropped to 46th nationally in rankings of teacher salaries.

MORAL MOVIES will take place the last week of each month from April through July in Asheville, Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, Greenville, Raleigh, and Wilmington  (See the schedule below for details on exact locations in each city). In addition to Working Films and the NC-NAACP, collaborating organizations include: The North Carolina Association of Educators, the Tarheel Alliance of Classroom Teachers, the NC AFL-CIO, Democracy NC, the NC Justice Center, The Durham People’s Alliance, The Mountain People’s Assembly, Beloved Community Center, Action NC, Pitt County NAACP, New Hanover County NAACP, and the Black Arts Alliance. Films that are part of the series include:

American Teacher - April screenings presented by the NCAE and Tarheel Alliance of Classroom Teachers
American Winter - May screenings presented by the NC AFL-CIO
Freedom Summer- June screenings presented by Democracy NC
Inequality for All- July screenings presented by NC Justice Center

Working Films was inspired to pursue this series by the unprecedented civic engagement sparked by the Moral Monday demonstrations that began at the NC state capitol last year. As an organization that has worked nationally for over a decade to use film to raise awareness and catalyze community and civic engagement, we see an opportunity to use great films to inspire community dialogue and citizen action around the critical issues at play in our home state. The series will offer people a way to actively participate and have their voices heard when the legislature reconvenes, even if they can’t make it to Raleigh every Monday to protest. Working Films is co-presenting the Moral Movie Film Series with the North Carolina NAACP, which is nationally recognized as the leader of the Moral Monday / Forward Together movement.

Below is a list of all Moral Movies Screenings across the state, organized by city.

Asheville
Hosted by The Mountain People’s Assembly

American Teacher: Friday, April 25th, 7pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place. Asheville, NC 28801

American Winter: Thursday, May 29th, 7pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place. Asheville, NC 28801

Freedom Summer: Thursday June 26th, 7pm
Jubilee! 46 Wall St. Asheville, NC 28801

Inequality for All: Friday July 25th, 7pm
Ferguson Auditorium at AB Tech, 340 Victoria Rd. Asheville NC 28801

Charlotte
Hosted by the NC Association of Educators(NCAE)

American Teacher: Thursday, April 24th, 7pm

American Winter: Thursday, May 29th, 7pm

Freedom Summer: Tuesday, June 24th, 7pm

Inequality for All: Thursday, July 31st, 7pm

All screenings will be held at the NCAE, 301 S McDowell ST. Suite 1200, Charlotte, NC 18204
Parking is available in the lot beside the building and your parking pass will be validated once you come upstairs

Durham
Hosted by the Durham People’s Alliance

American Teacher: Tuesday, April 29th, 7pm
Motorco, 723 Rigsbee Ave. Durham, NC 27701

American Winter: Thursday, May 29th, 7pm
Full Frame Theater in the center of the American Tobacco Campus, 320 Blackwell St. Durham, NC 27701

Freedom Summer: Thursday June 26th, 7pm
Hayti Heritage Center 804 Old Fayetteville St. Durham, NC 27701

Inequality For All: Thursday July 31st, 6:30pm
Durham County Public Library Auditorium, 300 N Roxboro St. Durham, NC 27701

Greensboro
Hosted by The Beloved Community Center

American Teacher: Thursday, April 24th, 7pm
Joseph M Bryan Jr. Auditorium, 5800 West Friendly Ave. Greensboro, NC 27410

American Winter: Thursday, May 29th, 7pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate St. Greensboro, NC 27412

Freedom Summer: Tuesday, June 24th, 6:30pm
International Civil Rights Center and Museum, 134 S Elm St. Greensboro, NC 27401

Inequality for All: Thursday, July 31st, 7pm
Central Library Nussbaum Room, 219 N Church St. Greensboro, NC 27405

Greenville
Hosted by Pitt County NAACP

American Teacher: Tuesday, April 29th, 7pm
ECU Mendenhall Student Center, Hendrix Theater, Greenville NC

American Winter: Thursday, May 29th, 7pm
Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Ctr. 1100 Ward St. Greenville, NC 27834

Freedom Summer: Tuesday June 24th, 7pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Dr. Greenville, NC 27858

Inequality for All: Tuesday July 29th, 7pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Dr. Greenville, NC 27858

Raleigh
Hosted by Action NC

American Teacher: Tuesday April 29th, 7pm
NCAE Headquarters, 700 S. Salisbury St. Raleigh, NC 27601

American Winter: Thursday, May 29th, 7pm
Kenan Hall at William Peace University, 15 E Peace St. Raleigh, NC

Freedom Summer: Tuesday, June 24th, 7pm
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Ave. Raleigh, NC 27607

Inequality for All: Tuesday, July 29th 7pm
Community UCC, 814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607

Wilmington
Hosted by The Black Arts Alliance and the New Hanover County NAACP

American Teacher: Thursday, April 24th, 7pm
Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S. 17th St. Wilmington, NC 28412

American Winter: Thursday, May 29th, 7pm
Hannah Block Community Arts Center, 120 S 2nd St. Wilmington, NC 28401

Freedom Summer: Tuesday, June 24th, 7pm
New Beginning Christian Church, 3120 Alex Trask Dr. Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Inequality for All: Thursday, July 31st, 7pm
Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S. 17th St. Wilmington, NC 28412

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