Community Conversations

In March 2015, Indigo Cultural Center partnered with the Alliance for Family, Friend, and Neighbor Child Care to host a documentary screening and community conversation related to the California Newsreel’s latest documentary series: The Raising of America. The event was hosted at downtown Phoenix’ independent theater venue, The Film Bar, and attracted a sold-out crowd. Proceeds from the event went to the Alliance for Family, Friend, and Neighbor Child Care.

The goal of this event was to raise awareness and momentum among Phoenix’ vibrant downtown leadership circles, and to promote a conversation about early development that was framed by racial justice themes. Integrated into the screening of the documentary were storytelling episodes with participation by Yarnball’s Dan Hull and Rachel Egboro, NPR’s Stina Sieg, and This Could Be PHX’s Ryan Tempest. Following the screening our partner, Calvin Terrell of Social Centric Institute, guided the audience in a conversation about racial justice and early childhood development.

The Raising of America