Afro Mundo: American Revolutionary

7:00 pm: Social Justice Film Screening, Panel Discussion to immediately follow.

What does it mean to be an American revolutionary today? Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American woman in Detroit whose vision of revolution will surprise you. A writer, activist, and philosopher rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement, she has devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the contradictions of America’s past and its potentially radical future.

The documentary film, American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, plunges us into Boggs’s lifetime of vital thinking and action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century; from labor to civil rights, to Black Power, feminism, the Asian American and environmental justice movements and beyond. Boggs’s constantly evolving strategy—her willingness to re-evaluate and change tactics in relation to the world shifting around her—drives the story forward.

Free Community Event

Runtime: 82 minutes

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Fright Night and Spooky Mercado

4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
4:00 pm Food Trucks and Cash Bar
7:00 pm Family Film
8:30 pm – 11:00 pm Horror Film Features

Family fun, vendors, food trucks, frightful films, and more. If you are looking for something spooky, uncanny, macabre, a little dark, supernatural, or Halloween-inspired, this event is for you!

For information about becoming a mercado vendor, please click Here.

Free Community Event, please register below or call the NHCC Welcome Center at 505-724-4771 for assistance.

NOTE: This event will be family friendly from 4pm to 8:30pm and “mas espooky” from 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm.

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Food Trucks, Cash Bar & Pop Fizz
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Music by Lindy Vision
7:00 pm – 9:15 pm: Rumble Screening

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World is a feature documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history.

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World brings to light a profound and missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and Taboo, Rumble shows how these pioneering Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

Free Community Event, please register below.

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Film: Bless Me, Ultima

5:00 – 7:00 pm: Reception & Cash Bar
6:00 pm: Levi Romero Pre-Film Talk
7:00 pm: Screening

Rudolfo Anaya’s beloved and iconic Bless Me, Ultima returns to the NHCC with Carl Franklin’s screen adaptation. Bless Me, Ultima is set in the 1940s in rural New Mexico, and tells the story of a young boy and the mysterious healer who opens his eyes to the wonders of the spiritual realm. As the entire world is plunged into war and Antonio Marez grapples with the harsh realities all around him, his life is forever changed by the sudden arrival of Ultima, a curandera who inspires him to see the world from a new perspective.

2011 | Carl Franklin | English | 102 minutes | rated PG-13

Free Community Event. Please register below.

Media/Climate Justice Internship Film Premiere & Celebration

5:00 pm: Private Reception
6:00 pm: Graduation, Performances, & Screening

Note: This screening has been moved from the Bank of America Theatre to the Wells Fargo Auditorium. Due to the smaller venue, space will be limited. Please register below.

Come celebrate the culmination of El Puente, an 8-week youth summer program that aims to develop and nurture the talents of young individuals, providing them with the tools and skills necessary to become future media creators and advocates for environmental justice. Through hands-on experiences and mentorship, youth are empowered to explore their creativity, amplify their voices, and tell compelling stories that drive positive change in our community.

Free Community Event. Please register below.

Antigravity Films & Red on the Side: Cinema Rendezvous

6:00 pm: Doors open
7:00 pm: Film Screening

Antigravity Films & Red on the Side present CINEMA RENDEZVOUS. Join us for an evening of local short films and stay for the world premiere of the fan film Star Wars: Rendezvous, followed by a Q&A with our featured local filmmakers. Hosted by Brent Peterson of Antigravity Films, and Crystal Thomas of Red on the Side Productions.

Mix & Mingle with Star Wars Characters at 6:00 pm; screening begins at 7:00 pm, followed immediately by the Q&A. Seats are limited. Tickets are free, though donations to help cover the theater rental are greatly appreciated. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Free Community Event

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Afro Mundo: Gather

7:00 pm: Social Justice Film Screening, Panel Discussion to immediately follow.

Gather is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political, and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.

Free Community Event

Afro Mundo: Maestra

7:00 pm: Social Justice Film Screening, Panel Discussion to immediately follow.

In 1961, over 250,000 Cubans joined their country’s National Literacy Campaign and taught more than 707,000 other Cubans to read and write. Almost half of these volunteer teachers were under eighteen years old, and more than half were women.

Free Community Event

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Afro Mundo: Sister Doula

7:00 pm: Social Justice Film Screening, Panel Discussion to immediately follow.

Black babies die at 5 times the rate of white babies. SISTER DOULA is the story of Hakima Payne, a nurse in Kansas City who tackles this crisis head-on, fighting to save Black babies by offering alternatives to the US healthcare system that surveils, criminalizes, and harms Black families. Mama Hakima is equal parts unapologetic truth-teller and wise-compassionate mentor. This is the story of the birth doulas she has mentored, who advocate for Black birthing people and work toward building a future.

Free Community Event