Aviva Kempner with David Stern, (far left) attorney, philanthropist, social activist and great-grandson of Julius Rosenwald
On Sunday, (April 22nd) Karen Lash and Martha Ertman generously hosted a screening in their Northwest Washington D.C. home of the work in progress version of Aviva Kempner’s new film, The Rosenwald Schools.
The screening was followed by a lively discussion among the intimate audience. As it has at other screenings, the film provoked a conversation about philanthropy and early 20th century social progressivism among both those who remember the Rosenwald schools and those who were learning about it for the first time.
Aviva Kempner and Martha Ertman address the audience
Check back to this blog for information on future screenings. If you are able to help to finish this film by hosting your own fundraiser, you will receive credit in the final film. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Please join the Humanities Council of Washington, DC for its Humanitini series, where young professionals can come together to discuss the issues of the day that are relevant to themselves and their community, in a relaxed atmosphere.
“Distortions of the district”
Tuesday, February 21st 6pm-8pm
Caverns: Tap and Parlour: 2001 11th Street, NW (At U Street)
Talk to local film experts about the way Washington DC has been portrayed in both feature and documentary film.
Filmmaker Aviva Kempner
Filmmaker Steven Nero
Lauren from DC Film Girl Blog
Kendra from Our City Film Festival (Yachad)
Jonathan Gunn from DC Film Alliance.
Moderated by Amy Saidman of SpeakeasyDC.