Making Democracy Work

Appreciating Diversity Film Series

The Appreciating Diversity Film Series is a collaborative program of the Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee, DiversityWorks, and the Piedmont Chapter of the League of Women Voters. We endeavor to show six documentary films a year, each followed by some form of community dialogue. The mission of the Appreciating Diversity Film Series is to bring powerful documentaries that examine issues of diversity to community audiences. We aim to provide a venue that stimulates community dialogue about institutionalized power imbalances, broadens awareness, challenges assumptions, and encourages attendees to work towards a more just world.

The Homestretch

Three smart, ambitious teens in Chicago challenge our stereotypes about homelessness as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. A powerful, original perspective on what it means to be young, homeless and building a future in America today.

"An amazing and important film with the potential to change the way we think about the problem of youth homelessness." Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here

FREE screenings in both Piedmont and Oakland: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Ellen Driscoll Playhouse, 325 Highland Ave, Piedmont Reception at 6:30 PM, screening 7:00 pm followed by community discussion

Saturday, April 29, 2017 New Parkway Theater, 474 24th Street, Oakland Screening 3 PM, followed by community discussion