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Film Screening – Teached: Code Oakland & Raging Nannies: the Action League

Friday, Mar 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Please join us on Thursday, April 11 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM for a film screening and discussion.

Teached: Code Oakland & Raging Nannies: the Action League

Raging Grannies is directed by Pam Walton, 2010, 32 min, English

Teached is directed by Kelly Amis, 2015, 22 min, English

Film Synopsis

Teached: Code Oakland

This film examines Oakland’s evolution through the eyes of social entrepreneurs determined that youth of color not be left on the sidelines as Silicon Valley spreads into the home of the second largest black community in California. Kalimah Priforce, whose first activism was a hunger strike at age eight, and Kimberly Bryant, a successful engineer turned founder of Black Girls Code, are organizing large-scale hackathons preparing youth to redesign the future through the power of coding. Joined on the national stage by #YesWeCode founder Van Jones, their work represents the cusp of a movement to change both the face and future of technology in America. But is Silicon Valley ready to be hacked?

Raging Grannies: the Action League

The Action League Grannies have been spied on by the California National Guard. They’ve been written about in Time magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the San Jose Mercury News. They’ve appeared on Fox News with Bill O’Reilly, Jon Stewart’s Comedy Central, and are regulars in Bay Area evening news stories. In public, they’ve been both booed and cheered, but they continue to protest with a sense of outrage, a sense of humor, and a commitment to non-violence. How do these older women keep doing what they do? As we travel with the Grannies to their many gigs, we see that life isn’t over at 50 or 60 or even 90. Raging Grannies is a lively and thought-provoking 30-minute documentary that tells the story of The Action League of the San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula. They are women over 50, some as old as 90, who are enraged by the conditions under which some people are forced to live, by threats to our environment, by war, and by injustice wherever they find it.



The OC & SEAA Center Film Series


The OC & SEAA Film Series is a monthly event inviting community members to come together to view films and documentaries related to issues of power and inequality, struggles and triumphs in cultural representation, and social justice, curated by librarians and partners on campus. Each viewing will be followed by a dynamic discussion with the film curators, faculty experts, student leaders, or community activists, creating a safe space for attendees to engage with various viewpoints, share thoughts, and hear the experts’ perspectives. The series aims to raise awareness of diversity issues on campus and beyond, and to use film as a platform for dialogue, education and productive inquiry and action.

Screenings for the OC & SEAA Film Series will take place on the third Thursday of every month from 5 – 7 p.m. in the OC & SEAA Reading Room (Libraries Gateway Study Center, ground floor facing Aldrich Park). The screenings are free and open to all, but space is limited; light refreshments will be provided.

Curator’s Note:

The 2019 selection of films reflects the OC & SEAA’s Fall 2018 student-curated exhibit, “Strategies for Mobilization in Orange County,” which highlights materials from our Special Collections and Archives. The documents, artifacts, and images in this exhibit reveal the versatile ways that communities have pushed for social change.

This film series is co-sponsored by the UCI Libraries Diversity Team, Department of Asian American Studies, the Southeast Asian Student Association, AAPI Women in Leadership, and the Cross-Cultural Center.

For more information, please contact Thuy Vo Dang, tvodang@uci.edu.




Friday, Mar 22, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm