Although New York has been walloped with 10+ inches of snow this morning, The Athena Film Festival will open as scheduled. With apologies to the post office:
“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these Athenians from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
NEW ADDITION TO THE SCHEDULE:
Town Hall Meeting for Activists: Building a Movement for Change in Challenging Times
Sunday, February 12: 5 PM
Diana Event Oval
Join activists Gloria Steinem, Dolores Huerta, Women’s March on Washington leaders Carmen Perez and Paola Mendoza, Women, Action, and the Media’s Jamia Wilson, and Barnard students Camila Puig Ibarra ’17 and Naomi Tewodros ’17 as they discuss how to harness the recent activism to build a new movement for social change. Moderated by Athena Director, Kathryn Kolbert.
The Town Hall will be followed by the Closing Film, Dolores, the compelling documentary about Dolores Huerta, the feminist union organizer who worked side-by-side Caesar Chavez during their decades-long fight for worker’s rights.
Come hear this year’s Athena Film Festival Award Winners:
Actor David Oyelowo (Selma, Queen of Katwe, United Kingdom) will participate in a Q&A following Queen of Katwe on Friday, February 10 at 6 PM in Miller Theater.
Director Patricia Riggen (The 33, Miracles from Heaven) will conduct a Masterclass on Directing on Saturday, February 11 at 3 PM in the Diana Event Oval.
Playwright Eve Ensler (Vagina Monologues, V-day founder) will join a panel following the screening of City of Joy on Saturday, February 11 at 8 PM in Miller Theater.
Because of the snow on Thursday, please leave extra time to get to campus and check with the MTA for delays or schedule changes.