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Jan18

Disrupt & Dismantle: Shingle Mountain - In this Smithsonian Channel free screening, Soledad O'Brien visits Dallas to find out how environmental racism is plaguing a predominantly Black community as it tries to fight against a hazardous dump site called Shingle Mountain.  More »

Jan25

Disrupt & Dismantle: Nashville - In this Smithsonian Channel free screening, Soledad O'Brien discusses the impact of structural racism in Nashville, TN, and how nonprofits are stepping up to give students the support they need to escape the school-to-prison pipeline.  More »

Feb01

Disrupt & Dismantle: The Battle for Black Land - In this Smithsonian Channel free screening, Soledad O'Brien examines the experiences of the Gullah people on Hilton Head Island, SC, where obscure legal loopholes and soaring property taxes have resulted in a loss of land and culture.  More »

Feb08

Disrupt & Dismantle: The Future of "Policing" - In this Smithsonian Channel free screening, Soledad O'Brien interviews Anjanette Young, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, State's Attorney Kim Foxx and others about the Chicago Police Department's history of brutality and the obstacles to reform.  More »

Feb15

Disrupt & Dismantle: Displacement in the Mermaid City - In this Smithsonian Channel free screening, Soledad O'Brien investigates a city redevelopment plan in Norfolk, VA, that would tear down public housing and displace low-income residents in an effort to "revitalize" the area.  More »

Feb22

Disrupt & Dismantle: The Cost of Black Motherhood in Mississippi - In this Smithsonian Channel free screening, Soledad O'Brien talks to Black moms and their advocates in Mississippi to find out how the government and healthcare system can address high maternal and infant mortality rates in the state.  More »

Feb23

Enter the Haggis - For the better part of two decades, Toronto’s Enter The Haggis has combined bagpipes and fiddles with a rock rhythm section to create a distinctively eclectic sound, praised by The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and Canada’s Globe and Mail. Their songs offer singalong melodies and deep, meaningful lyrics which tell the stories of everyday hard working people, often faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges.   More »

Mar25

Newberry & Verch - Whether it is the power of two voices lifted in harmony, or the sound of traditional tunes calling people to get up and move, these two masters of tradition put on an unforgettable show. And, when their feet kick up the dust in perfect rhythm and those two voices become one, Joe Newberry and April Verch make folks remember why this music existed in the first place.  More »