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The myth of "the starving artist”: Reimagining a career in the arts

Young people who dream of careers in the arts often hear skeptical questions from parents and other adults: “How are you going to pay the bills?” “You don’t want to be a starving artist, do you?” More

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The Crawford Family Forum

Race talk: Tackling racism and identity with kids

The 2016 presidential election, high-profile police shootings of black men and women, as well as conversations about diversity in Hollywood have all placed a focus on race, racism and identity in the United States. More

Tateuchi Democracy Forum

‘National Bird’ – an Indie Lens Pop-Up screening and conversation

Drones are changing the way we conduct war. They’re also transforming the ways in which soldiers experience it. In National Bird, filmmaker Sonia Kennebeck explores the United States’ controversial drone war, providing rare insights through the eyes and experiences of veterans and survivors. More

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The Crawford Family Forum

Fake News and the First Amendment: How to tell fact from fiction

What is “fake news”? The answer depends on whom you ask. Since the 2016 presidential election, there’s been a sharp rise in the use of the term “fake news” across political and journalistic spectra. More

Tateuchi Democracy Forum

‘Real Boy’– an Indie Lens Pop-Up screening and conversation

“Real Boy” is an intimate story of a family in transition. Directed by Shaleece Haas, the documentary follows 19-year-old Bennett Wallace, a transgender teen musician, as he navigates sobriety and the transitioning process. More