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Changing the Lens: Using Film to Promote Social Justice

Teacher, education equity strategist, and documentary filmmaker Kelly Amis presents her work using film to promote race equality and shares practical ways that every citizen can engage in transforming the world through digital and social media. This multimedia presentation includes examples of short films and videos promoting social justice and also looks at outreach and advocacy via social media, the use of cell phones for social justice advocacy, and the responsibilities of documentary filmmakers and citizen reporters alike.


Walking the Walk: What Does it Mean to be Actively Anti-Racist?

Award-winning filmmaker Kelly Amis shares why she is so passionate about fighting for race equality, the various tools she has used to do so, and the many people who have mentored and inspired her. What are concrete examples of "walking the walk" and what does it mean to do so on the micro (individual) level vs. macro (organizational or larger) level? What must be done to eliminate systemic racism, and whose responsibility is it to do so?

Previous Speaking Engagements: Salesforce Foundation ● U.S. Department of Education ● Museum of the Moving Image ● The Kapor Center for Social Justice ● ASU-Global Silicon Valley Summit ● The Atlantic Race & Justice Summit ● United States Consulate, Melbourne, Australia ● Australian Council for Education Research ● Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation ● Black Alliance for Educational Options ● University of California, Los Angeles ● University of California, Berkeley ● Stanford University ● University of Loyola Marymount ● Teach for America Summit ● The Wellcome Collection, London ● Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow ● Houston Chamber of Commerce ● Los Angeles Public Library ● New Schools Venture Fund ● Georgetown University - Prisons and Justice Initiative  ● Brooklyn Law School ● Stanford University ● Girls, Inc. ● LinkedIn ● Oakland City Hall

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