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Weis Screening Series

With support from Weis Markets, WPSU will host a series of screenings on a series of diverse topics. Each screening will be followed by a panel discussion with experts in the field. A complimentary reception will follow each screening.

All screenings will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Outreach Innovation Building lobby. Parking is free.

(Dates subject to change.)

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The Hungriest State

Tuesday, May 28

Tuesday, May 28th is World Hunger Day and WPSU will be hosting a FREE screening of the film The Hungriest State. The 30-minute film will be followed by a panel discussion with members of the State College Food Bank, Penn State Extension, and the YMCA Anti-Hunger Program. Learn more about how our community is working hard to prevent food insecurity and ways you can help.

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Repairing the World: Stories from the Tree of Life

Tuesday, July 30

Pennsylvania residents remember clearly the horrific attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in 2018. It is a story about the community’s actions in response to the attack from Not In Our Town and Patrice O’Neill, a longtime PTV filmmaker who’s deeply involved in community engagement. Join Mayor Ezra Nanes and a group of diverse panelists who will discuss how we can meet hate with hope, action, and solutions.

speaking grief

Speaking Grief

Wednesday, September 4

September is Suicide Prevention Month and is an important time for our community to validate the experience of grievers and guide those wishing to support them. The documentary Speaking Grief reminds us that there is no “right” way to grieve. By sharing diverse representations of bereavement, Speaking Grief illustrates that grief is a universal, yet individual experience. Join Lindsey Whissel Fenton Producer and Director of Speaking Grief in a panel discussion following the screening.

Art Happens Here

Thursday, November 7

Actor John Lithgow (“Killers of the Flower Moon,” “The Crown,” “The Old Man”) goes back to school to demonstrate the transformative power of arts education. Immersing himself with teachers and students, he explores four arts disciplines: dance, ceramics, silk-screen printing, andvocal jazz ensemble. The screening will be followed by a panel  discussion about the importance of arts education and include art demonstrations.