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Free Documentary Film Screening

Doc Spotlight Screenings Chicago

Sunday, July 6, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

Free Documentary Film Screening

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Note: All spots as of now are filled, thank you for your interest. This is a small workshop venue. If you would like to be on the mailing lists for any future events possibly in the fall, please feel free to visit the website and sign-up. Thank you. - Heather

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A community service project—shifting thoughts and perceptions by watching documentary films.
Expand your mind, converse with community after, see the world in a new light. 


The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today

by Jay Rosenstein

Photo of McCollumIn 1945, Vashti McCollum would file a historic lawsuit that would forever change the relationship between religion and public school in America – and turn this young housewife from central Illinois into an unlikely champion of the separation of church and state.

The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today is a Peabody Award-winning documentary that tells the compelling personal story of the late Vashti McCollum, and how her efforts to protect her ten year-old son led to one of the most important and landmark First Amendment cases in U.S. Supreme Court history - the case that established the separation of church and state in public schools.  The case is little-known by the contemporary American public, yet the McCollum decision continues to have important ramifications for current conflicts over the role of religion in public institutions - from displays of the Ten Commandments in government buildings to student-led prayers at public school graduation ceremonies.


Sunday, July 6, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
A public screening - FREE & Open to the Community
Location: Next Door Cafe, 659 W. Diversey Parkway*
Blue/Red Conference Rooms

*Mass transit is recommend as parking in the area is limited. However, you may check for online parking deals in the area via SpotHero.com or Parkwhiz.com at surrounding lots.

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This community service screening project was made possible
by a #MakeItHappen micro grant, a global initiative of the
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Philanthropic Network.

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When & Where

Next Door Cafe
659 W. Diversey Parkway
Chicago, IL 60657

Sunday, July 6, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

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Doc Spotlight Screenings Chicago

MISSION: To gather community together to watch documentary films on a variety of subject matters to open peoples eyes to see the world from a wider lens and create more compassionate views towards one another. Screenings will be free and open to all.  Each screening will be in a workshop style, where we will watch the film and then have time after for a discussion and dialogue with one another allowing all individuals to express ideas and learn from one another, which in turn creates more understanding of the issues that effect the tapestry of our world. True change, and peace in the world, begins with our individual selves and compassion towards others.

For more info visit at: DocSpotlightScreenings.com

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