What Does Intersectional Social Justice Documentary Look Like (IE1-1290)

Jun 20, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue

801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100, Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States

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Registration for Filmmaker-in-Residence Presentation on Intersectional Social Justice Documentaries (IE1-1290)
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Event Description

Filmmaker-in-Residence André Pérez discusses some of the pitfalls of traditional documentaries that he is attempting to subvert through his work. Learn about models from community organizing, interactive design, and citizen journalism that can help move towards more just, collaborative, and participatory storytelling.

André Pérez is serving as Docs In Progress' 2017 Filmmaker-in-Residence, a program made possible through support from the National Endowment for the Arts. André is an oral historian, educator, filmmaker, and community organizer based in Chicago. His passion is empowering marginalized communities through media production, leadership development, and creating platforms to share underrepresented stories. He is currently at work on America In Transition, a documentary series that takes a look at social change from the perspective of transgender people in marginalized communities. (He will show some clips from this project as part of his presentation tonight, and you can delve deeper through a special screening at Busboys & Poets  Brookland on Thursday, June 22)

Free for Docs Insiders, All Access Passholders, and 2017 Docs In Progress Fellows. Please use promo code provided to you when registering.

Click the "Register Now" button towards the top of the page. Because of limited space, advanced registration is highly recommended.
Full payment must be received to guarantee you a spot in the program.

If you are paying by credit card, select the "Paypal" option (you can pay by credit card even if you don't have a Paypal account). Payment must be made at the same time you complete the online registration form. 
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Docs In Progress
801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Docs In Progress 
801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Docs In Progress is located in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland at 801 Wayne Avenue.

We are in an office building located at the corner of Wayne Avenue and Cedar Lane (behind the St Michael the Archangel Catholic Church which is behind the Whole Foods parking lot). We are an easy walk from Veteran's Plaza (the ice rink), the Silver Spring Library, the Silver Spring Metro station, and parking options.

From the Silver Spring Metro, you can walk up Colesville and then up Wayne Avenue for the shortest and most direct route or stop on Ellsworth or other nearby streets if you are planning to eat first.

If you prefer an alternative to the 12 minute walk from the Metro, check out the free RideOn VanGo 28 Circulator Shuttle. Ask the driver to let you off at the stop closest to Wayne and Fenton. From there, we are only a block up Wayne.

If you are driving, there is limited visitor parking in the lot behind our building (enter from Cedar). Please do NOT park in any spots which say Employee Parking. If the lot is full, the nearest parking garages are the Wayne Avenue Garage or the Town Square Garage (enter from Ellsworth or Roeder). They are each noted on the map below with a P. On weekdays, parking is $1 per hour until 9 pm if you enter the garage before 7 pm. If you enter the garage after 7 pm, it is free. Parking is free on weekends. Both garages are open 24/7. Please DO NOT park in the Whole Foods Parking Lot since they have stringent towing enforcement.

Once in the office building, take the elevator down to the G level and you will find us in Suite G-100. If you need to enter the building with a ramp, you can do so from the back of the building where the parking area is (there are limited visitor spots there too).

If you arrive at our building after 7:30 pm or are coming for a Sunday program, you will also need to enter from the back of the building and get buzzed in using the door buzzer since the building is technically closed at that time. Once buzzed in or, upon exiting, please do not hold the door open for longer than 30 seconds since it will set off the alarm.

If your circumstances change and you must withdraw from a class after registering, please be aware of our refund policy:
Withdrawal 30 or more calendar days before the first day of a program: 75% refund
Withdrawal 11-29 calendar days before the first day of a program: 50% refund
Withdrawal 10 or fewer calendar days before a program: No refund

In the event of seriously inclement weather, we will make a decision by 3 pm on whether to cancel that evening’s programs. (For Saturday programs, we will make the decision by 6 pm on Friday). If you have not received a notification from your instructor or the Educational Programs Manager, call our office at 301-789-2797 (we will have an outgoing message on voicemail).

Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue
801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100, Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States
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