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Leadership Film Series

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Spring 2014 Leadership Film Series

We are excited to present the Spring 2014 Edition of the Leadership Film Series on Wednesday, April 2nd at 5:30 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center, room 3-15.1. We will be screening PARRHESIA, a film that presents the stories of eight individuals to stimulate thinking and conversation about anti-oppression. Audiences will examine the ways that they already have or can take action to create safer and more inclusive environments in their communities.

A "rough cut" will be shown and the audience will be engaged in a dialogue with the filmmakers Shawn Patrick and John Anthony Beckenbach and cast members to generate feedback and suggestions regarding the film's development. This feedback will be used to help complete the final cut of the film as well as invite thoughts about the kinds of reactions or influence invoked by the film.

This is a GOLD BOOK event and limited to those who RSVP because we will be serving food. Click here to reserve your spot today!


About the Film
We are often taught to not notice oppression; yet even when we do notice, we can be overwhelmed by feelings of powerlessness and believe the problem is too large for any one person to take on. In PARRHESIA, we meet eight ordinary individuals who made the choice to stand against oppression in their everyday lives. Through their stories, we learn how they came to know oppression, if and how they act against it,and the costs and triumphs that come with speaking out. PARRHESIA brings multiple points of view to demonstrate how people come to stand against oppression in the hopes of inspiring further dialogue about issues of racism, sexism, and homophobia.

About the Leadership Film Series

The Leadership Film Series provides an opportunity for students to watch movies which reveal aspects of leaders appearing throughout the history of cinema. Screenings are free and open to any member of the Texas State community.

The Leadership Film Series offers an opportunity to observe leadership in action and relate it to one's own leadership style. Following each film, a panel of students, faculty, and staff will engage the audience in a discussion of the film's leadership lessons and implications. The goals of the series include: 
  • exploring what ethical leadership means to different people in different historical periods,
  • critiquing leadership qualities of characters found in popular and historical films, and
  • identifying leadership strategies that result in positive social change either locally and/or globally.
If you have a suggestion for a film or would like to get involved, please email us at leadershipinstitute@txstate.edu.

Don't forget to RSVP for the Spring 2014 Leadership Film Series!

Leadership Film Series: Fall 2012