2016 Film Series Launches Friday!

And we’re back!

Friday, January 29, 6:30pm; The Center for Community Growth launches our 2016 Film Series, Getting Local.

Please join us for a screening of the 2015 documentary by Tim Wise, White Like Me, followed by a panel discussion to include IUP President, Dr. Mike Driscoll, Indiana Borough Police Chief, William Sutton, and Indiana County Commissioner, Sherene Hess.

Our hope is to identify race conscious public policy  that can dismantle white privilege and combat racism. This event is co-sponsored by the Indiana County NAACP, and will be held at the Chevy Chase Community Center.


In February, we turn our attention to sustainability, and will partner with IUP’s new Sustainability Program to bring the documentary based on Naomi Kline’s book, This Changes Everything. Again, we’ll be inviting local policy makers to the stage to identify local solutions to the global problems of climate change. We’ll be breaking in the new humanities building at IUP, so please join us!

In March we will partner with the Indiana Food Co-Op, with a screening of Food For Change, a documentary about Food Co-ops. The bonus for this event, there’ll be delicious, locally sourced food, served from the kitchen of the Chevy Chase Community Center.

When we come back in August, we’ll feature two films shot locally that include footage of the fight for local authority over gas companies in Grant Township, and a third that asks what it takes to be a man. We’re still looking for a home for this second half, so stay tuned!

January 29 – White Like Me, Chevy Chase Community Center, 640 N 5th Ave.; co-sponsored by NAACP


February 26 – This Changes Everything – IUP Humanities building, co-sponsored by Sustainability Studies Program

March  25 –  Food For Change –  Chevy Chase Community Center; co-sponsored by Food Co-Op of Indiana, PA

August 26 – Ziesche film (about grassroots organizing in Indiana County) – title TBC/under production

September 30 – The Mask You Live In – Missrepresentation Project

October 28 – Invisible Hand – Melissa Troutman, Josh Prebanic