TIME: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
PRICE: $25 (includes light supper) and Cash Bar; $10 Film only
Cash bar and light supper available at 6:00 pm, Film Screening is 7:00 pm
EVENT TYPE: Film Night (Co-sponsored by Women in Film & Video)
Aviva Kempner’s latest film celebrates the incredible story of Julius Rosenwald who never finished high school but who rose to lead the retailing giant, Sears Roebuck. Influenced by Booker T. Washington, this philanthropist partnered with African-American communities to build 5,300 schools in the south during the Jim Crow decades. Rosenwald was guided by the Jewish ideals of charity and “repairing the world”, and a deep concern over racial inequality. Beyond building schools, he awarded grants to a who’s who of African-American artists and intellectuals such as Marian Anderson, James Baldwin, and many others. During his lifetime, Rosenwald gave away $62 million. The showing of this documentary is dedicated to the memory of Julian Bond, who played a key role in this film.
Film provided by The National Center for Jewish Film, www.jewishfilm.org