UCSB's Arts & Lectures "Race to Justice" Presents a Free Film Screening - We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest (Thur, June 3rd @ 8:30pm PST, West Wind Drive-In)

The Department of Black Studies is honored to be a campus partner with UCSB's Arts & Lectures "Race to Justice" Series. The programming is absolutely amazing! 

Please join us for this screening! Gates open at 7pm, first come, first served (no advance registration). Arrive early for food trucks, concessions and entertainment! Masks and social distancing required. Distanced parking includes room to put chairs in front of your car. 

“Every year, hundreds of school children participate in the Oakland MLK Oratorical Festival, a stirring public speaking competition featuring poetry and speeches inspired by the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This uplifting documentary directed by Emmy-winner Amy Schatz and executive produced by Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali follows students from schools across the city as they hone their speeches, hoping for a coveted spot in the finals. Heartwarming and inspiring, We Are the Dream presents a portrait of passionate young people presenting speeches on issues they care about – racial injustice, immigration and more – and a community that celebrates their powerful voices. (Amy Schatz, 2020, G, 70 min.)” (UCSB’s Arts and Lectures)