Join us on Thursday, January 23 at Whittenberger Auditorium at 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. for the annual IUnity Summit, presented by the Cross-Cultural Programming Board, the annual IUnity Summit is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, where you will experience an interactive, inspirational, and transformative diversity educational experience. This year, “Agents of Change,” a film that lays out how young Black students fought to free minds – making it not just a movie but a movement – is explored. The evening begins with a film screening followed by a discussion of the history of cultural centers, cultural studies on college campuses, and collaborative change-making.
Agents of Change
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.