January 2011 Update – MLK Day of Service events

Following a brief hiatus over the holiday season, A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES is charging full steam ahead into 2011. We are excited to share with you that HandsOn Network, the volunteer-focused arm of Points of Light Institute and the largest volunteer network in the country, has chosen to include our film in their Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service 2011 events throughout January!

Starting this week, A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES will be presented in over 50 free Community Cinema screenings across the country. In partnership with ITVSCampus Kitchens Project and the North Carolina Campus Compact, HandsOn Network will support cross cultural dialogue as an avenue for social change through the use of documentary film and organized service projects around the country. Each event will include a free public screening of our film, and a service project will be introduced where people can plug in and get involved in their local communities.

Secondly, Leo, our director, has been asked to participate in a panel, alongside Arianna Huffington and Olympic legend Carl Lewis, at the special America’s Sunday Supper event at the Newseum in DC on the eve of MLK Day. The panel will discuss ways to engage communities and to take action for a more just world. The event will webcast live via Livestream at 6 p.m. EST on Sunday, January 16th.

Please take part in this inspiring opportunity. Below, we have listed a several Community Cinema screenings that are already scheduled, but you can find the complete list of participating cities here. All screenings are FREE and open to the public. We will also be updating our website and Facebook page with new screening information as it comes. And don’t forget to tune in to the live America’s Sunday Supper webcast event!


ST. PAUL, MN:

WHAT: FREE MLK Community Cinema w/ HandsOn Twin Cities
WHEN: Wednesday 1/12 @ 7pm
WHERE: Lowry Lab Theater, 350 St. Peter Street, St. Paul, MN

The screening will be followed by a facilitated interactive discussion to reflect on the film and highlight related volunteer opportunities within the St. Paul community.

FRESNO, CA:

WHAT: FREE MLK Community Cinema w/ HandsOn Central California
WHEN: Sunday 1/16 @ 1 pm
WHERE: Revue Cafe, 620 E. Olive Ave., Fresno

Please contact pmurillo (at) handsoncentralcal (d0t) org for more info.


NEVADA, MO:

WHAT: FREE MLK Community Cinema @ Cottey College
WHEN: Sunday 1/16 @ 2:30 pm
WHERE: 1000 W. Austin, Nevada, Missouri 64772

Dr. Sonia Cowen, executive director of the Institute for Women’s Leadership and Social Responsibility, will lead a discussion following the film.


CHARLOTTE, NC:

WHAT: FREE MLK Community Cinema w/ HandsOn Charlotte
WHEN: Sunday 1/16 @ 6 pm
WHERE: Actor’s Theater Charlotte, 650 East Stonewall Street
and
WHEN: Monday 1/17 @ 11 am
WHERE: Grady Cole Center, 310 N Kings Dr


CLEVELAND, OH:

WHAT: FREE MLK Community Cinema w/ HandsOn Northeast Ohio
WHEN: Monday 1/17 @ 10 am
WHERE: Broadway Boys & Girls Club, 6114 Broadway, Cleveland


WILMINGTON, DE:

WHAT: FREE MLK Community Cinema @ Theater N
WHEN: Monday 1/17 @ 11:30 am
WHERE: Theater N-Nemours Bldg, 11th & Tatnall Sts., Wilmington, DE


ROCKY MOUNT, NC:

WHAT: FREE MLK Community Cinema @ N. Carolina Wesleyan College
WHEN: Monday 1/17 @ 1:30 pm

WHERE: Dunn Ctr for the Performing Arts, 3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd.
Please email bjrobinson (at) ncwc (dot) edu for more info.


AMES, IA:

WHAT: FREE MLK Community Cinema @ Ames Public Library Auditorium
WHEN: Monday 1/17 @ 2-4 pm
WHERE: Ames Public Library, 515 Douglass Ave, Ames, IA


ASHEVILLE, NC:

WHAT: FREE MLK Community Cinema @ UNC Asheville
WHEN: Tuesday 1/18 @ 12:30 pm
WHERE: Highsmith University Union’s Alumni Hall, 1 University Heights, Asheville, NC 28804

For more info, you can call (828) 251-6585.


ASHEVILLE, NC:

WHAT: FREE MLK Community Cinema @ Mars Hill College
WHEN: Tuesday 1/18 @ 7 pm
WHERE: Belk Auditorium, 100 Athletic St, Mars Hill College


WINSTON-SALEM, NC:

WHAT: FREE MLK Community Cinema @ Wake Forest Univ.
WHEN: Tuesday 1/18 @ 7 pm
WHERE: Annenberg Forum, Carswell Hall, Wake Forest Univ


VANCOUVER, WA:

WHAT: FREE MLK Community Cinema @ Clark College
WHEN: Wednesday 1/19 @ 11 am
WHERE: Penguin Student Lounge, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA


DEARBORN, MI:
WHAT: FREE MLK Community Cinema @ Univ of Michigan-Dearborn
WHEN: Thursday 1/20 @ 5 pm
WHERE: Rm 1225, University Center, 4901 Evergreen Rd., Dearborn, MI


PULLMAN, WA:

WHAT: FREE MLK Community Cinema @ Washington State University
WHEN: Thursday 1/20 @ 6 pm
WHERE: CUB Auditorium, Washington State Univ


BIG RAPIDS, MI:

WHAT: FREE MLK Community Cinema @ Ferris State University
WHEN: Thursday 1/20 @ 7 pm
WHERE: Business Bldg Rm 111, Big Rapids


SPOKANE, WA:

WHAT: FREE MLK Community Cinema @ Gonzaga Univ
WHEN: Friday 1/21 @ 7 pm
WHERE: Jepson Wolff Auditorium, 502 E. Boone Ave., Spokane, WA

Call 509.313.4037 for more info.

And we continue to screen at Universities and Colleges around the country. Here’s an upcoming screening at Santa Clara University:


SANTA CLARA, CA

WHAT: Screening @ Santa Clara University
WHEN: Monday 1/24 @ 6:30-9 pm
WHERE: Recital Hall (Center for Performing Arts/Musica and Dance Building), 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053

Leo Chiang to attend.

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