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  • September 23rd

    6 pm: Open Studio with VSW resident Granville Carroll

    7 pm: Screening

    Through Conflict to Negotiation (1968) – 16mm, 46 mins

    Building an Organization (1968)  – Video from 16mm, 38 mins

    Discussion with Ashley Gantt of Free the People ROC and Tonya Noel of Flower City Noire Collective
    The third and fourth installments in a five-part series entitled ‘Organizing for Power: The Alinsky Approach,” both films were shot by media activist Bonnie Klein in Rochester and Buffalo between 1967 and 1968. Through Conflict to Negotiation follows community organizer Saul Alinsky and Rochester’s Black-led community organization, FIGHT (Freedom, Independence, God, Honor, Today) as they confront Kodak on its legacy of racist hiring practices. Building an Organization follows the trajectory of a similar organization in Buffalo called BUILD, as its members confront the mayor’s office in the aftermath of the Buffalo Uprising of 1967. Together, they provide an image of the movement for Black Power in Western New York at the time, and the influence had by community organizations on the trajectory of both cities.
    This screening will be followed by a panel discussion with members of Free the People ROC and Flower City Noire Collective focused on the legacy of FIGHT, building organization in Rochester today, and the emergent connections between movements in Buffalo and Rochester.

    Gantt Noel Discussion transcript

    This is the third of four events in the Framing Struggle series. Tracing image production strategies developed within and alongside social movements here and elsewhere, this four part film series sets out to produce a new discursive space for reading movies as expressions of solidarity.  Curated by Casey Asprooth Jackson

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