“Moral Movies” coming to a screen near you

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Moral Monday gets a film series

You’ve heard about Moral Mondays, but what about Moral Movies?

NC State AFL-CIO is proud to be a collaborator, along with the NC NAACP and Working Films, on the Moral Movies film series, which is bringing award-winning documentaries to cities across North Carolina to jump-start community dialogue and action on social, economic, and environmental issues.

MORAL MOVIES will take place the last week of each month from April through July in Wilmington, Asheville, Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Greenville, and Durham.

If you’re in one of these locations please join us to kick off the series with a free screening of American Teacher. Screenings start on April 24th! (See the event info for your city below).

American Teacher follows the lives and careers of four teachers and offers an opportunity to spotlight teacher pay and public education in North Carolina, which recently dropped to 46th nationally in rankings of teacher salaries.

After the screening representatives from the NCAE and TarHeel Alliance of Classroom Teachers will be on hand to share more about how to get involved and support public education in North Carolina.

Watch a 2-minute trailer for American Teacher:

Grab the Moral Movie poster for the screening of American Teacher nearest to you (eight posters in all).

Moral Movies poster for American Teacher in Raleigh.

Moral Movies poster for American Teacher in Raleigh.

Moral Movies will continue through July, with one film a month. Featured films include acclaimed documentaries: American Teacher (April), American Winter (May), Freedom Summer (June), and Inequality for All (July). The series will entertain topics that have been hotly debated in the North Carolina state legislature and by the public, such as public education, income inequality, and changes to voting laws in the state. The films will spotlight these issues, which will be discussed in interactive post-screening programs designed to offer a forum for community members to share their perspectives, find common ground and discuss potential solutions to the problems at hand.

Collaborators include state and local organizations: North Carolina Association of Educators, Tarheel Alliance of Classroom Teachers, NC State AFL-CIO, Democracy NC, NC Justice Center, Durham People’s Alliance, Mountain People’s Assembly, Beloved Community Center, Action NC, and the Black Arts Alliance.

Moral Movies is a collaboration among national nonprofit Working Films (based in Wilmington), the NC NAACP, and allied organizations across the state. For the full four month schedule and more information about the series please see the Working Films blog.

All Moral Movies screenings organized by city

Asheville

Hosted by The Mountain People’s Assembly

American Teacher: Friday, April 25th, 7pm

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place. Asheville, NC 28801

American Winter: Thursday, May 29th, 7pm

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place. Asheville, NC 28801

Freedom Summer: Thursday June 26th, 7pm

Jubilee! 46 Wall St. Asheville, NC 28801

Inequality for All: Friday July 25th, 7pm

Ferguson Auditorium at AB Tech, 340 Victoria Rd. Asheville NC 28801

 

Charlotte

Hosted by the NC Association of Educators (NCAE)

American Teacher: Thursday, April 24th, 7pm

American Winter: Thursday, May 29th, 7pm

Freedom Summer: Tuesday, June 24th, 7pm

Inequality for All: Thursday, July 31st, 7pm

All screenings will be held at the NCAE, 301 S McDowell ST. Suite 1200, Charlotte, NC 18204

Parking is available in the lot beside the building and your parking pass will be validated once you come upstairs

 

Durham

Hosted by the Durham People’s Alliance

American Teacher: Tuesday, April 29th, 7pm

Motorco, 723 Rigsbee Ave. Durham, NC 27701

American Winter: Thursday, May 29th, 7pm

Full Frame Theater in the center of the American Tobacco Campus, 320 Blackwell St. Durham, NC 27701

Freedom Summer: Thursday June 26th, 7pm

Hayti Heritage Center 804 Old Fayetteville St. Durham, NC 27701

Inequality For All: Thursday July 31st, 6:30pm

Durham County Public Library Auditorium, 300 N Roxboro St. Durham, NC 27701

 

Greensboro

Hosted by The Beloved Community Center

American Teacher: Thursday, April 24th, 7pm

Joseph M Bryan Jr. Auditorium, 5800 West Friendly Ave. Greensboro, NC 27410

American Winter: Thursday, May 29th, 7pm

Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate St. Greensboro, NC 27412

Freedom Summer: Tuesday, June 24th, 6:30pm

International Civil Rights Center and Museum, 134 S Elm St. Greensboro, NC 27401

Inequality for All: Thursday, July 31st, 7pm

Central Library Nussbaum Room, 219 N Church St. Greensboro, NC 27405

 

Greenville

Hosted by Pitt County NAACP

American Teacher: Thursday, April 29th, 7pm

ECU Mendenhall Student Center, Hendrix Theater, Greenville NC

American Winter: Thursday, May 29th, 7pm

Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Ctr. 1100 Ward St. Greenville, NC 27834

Freedom Summer: Tuesday June 24th, 7pm

Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Dr. Greenville, NC 27858

Inequality for All: Tuesday July 29th, 7pm

Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Dr. Greenville, NC 27858

 

Raleigh

Hosted by Action NC

American Teacher: Tuesday April 29th, 7pm

NCAE Headquarters, 700 S. Salisbury St. Raleigh, NC 27601

American Winter: Thursday, May 29th, 7pm

Kenan Hall at William Peace University, 15 E Peace St. Raleigh, NC

Freedom Summer: Tuesday, June 24th, 7pm

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Ave. Raleigh, NC 27607

Inequality for All: Tuesday, July 29th 7pm

Community UCC, 814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607

 

Wilmington

Hosted by The Black Arts Alliance and the New Hanover County NAACP

American Teacher: Thursday, April 24th, 7pm

Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S. 17th St. Wilmington, NC 28412

American Winter: Thursday, May 29th, 7pm

Hannah Block Community Arts Center, 120 S 2nd St. Wilmington, NC 28401

Freedom Summer: Tuesday, June 24th, 7pm

New Beginning Christian Church, 3120 Alex Trask Dr. Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Inequality for All: Thursday, July 31st, 7pm

Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S. 17th St. Wilmington, NC 28412