UPCOMING EVENTS 

The Columbus Human Rights Commission invites the public to a free series of virtual events beginning on September 03. This series of timely, curated topics and films is intended to spark conversation, awareness, and community engagement on real-world issues related to inclusion, diversity, and belonging.  All events are free and open to the public.


Friday, October 29, 2021
Virtual Film: Autism in Love
Date:
Oct. 29 – Nov. 11, 2021
Location: online – at your leisure

‘Autism in Love’ explores the experiences of four (4) adults on the autism spectrum as they each search for love and romance. The film asks and explores the question, “What happens when children with autism become adults and want to have lives of their own?” The film gives its often marginalized subjects an unprecedented platform to speak for themselves as they navigate perhaps the most fundamental human experience – the experience of love.

Registration coming soon.

To view the trailer visit AUTSIM IN LOVE.


Friday, November 26, 2021
Virtual Film: Women in Blue
Date:
Nov. 26 – Dec. 10, 2021
Location: online – at your leisure

‘Women in Blue’ follows Minneapolis’ first female Police Chief Janeé Harteau, as she works to reform the Minneapolis Police Department. The film offers an unprecedented view into the inner workings of the MPD, chronicling a department and a community grappling with the racism and a troubled history of police misconduct long before a MPD officer killed George Floyd in May of 2020.

Registration coming soon.

To view the trailer visit WOMEN IN BLUE.


Friday, December 24, 2021
Virtual Film:
Dalya’s Other Country
Date:
Dec. 24, 2021 – Jan. 06, 2022
Location: online – at your leisure

‘Dalya’s Other Country’ spans the course of four (4) years and follows the real-life challenges of a displaced Syrian teenager and her family. The film takes viewers into the intimate world of this family as they tackle complex experiences, including immigration, assimilation, divorce, and feminism, against the backdrop of mounting tensions surrounding America’s Muslim immigration policies.

Registration coming soon.

To view the trailer visit DALYA’S OTHER COUNTRY.


Friday, December 24, 2021
Virtual Film:
PUSH
Date:
Dec. 24, 2021 – Jan. 06, 2022
Location: online – at your leisure

‘PUSH’ sheds light on a new kind of landlord, our increasingly unlivable cities, and an escalating crisis that impacts us all. The film tries to understand who is being pushed out of city housing and why. Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteau on Adequate Housing, travels the world and examines the housing crisis that goes beyond gentrification into the transformation of housing as an investment commodity with endless profits.

Registration coming soon.

To view the trailer visit PUSH.


Films sponsored in part by the Heritage Fund of Bartholomew County Opportunity Grant.