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Chisholm ’72—Unbought & Unbossed

Wed May 23 @ 8:30 pm | 10:00 pm

| $5 - $10

As part of The Contemporary Austin’s 2018 With Liberty and Justice for All Film Series, the museum will screen Shola Lynch’s award-winning film Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed. 

Connected by themes of progressive politics and social justice, The Contemporary Austin will consider Lynch’s career-defining documentary in the context of Jim Hodges’s With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress) and Rodney McMillian’s Against a Civic Death, both currently on view at the Jones Center on Congress Avenue

Roof opens 7:30P, Film at 8:30P

Co-presented by Austin Justice Coalition and The Contemporary Austin. Thanks to community partner #bossbabesATX.

Chisholm ’72—Unbought & Unbossed (Directed by Shola Lynch, 2004, 77 min.)

The nation’s first African-American congresswoman, the passionate Shirley Chisholm launches a campaign for the U.S. presidency in 1972 and garners impressive support, given the era and the still-prevailing prejudices of many voters.

This film takes a close look at her presidential run, providing interviews with Chisholm and the dedicated coalitions of individuals who worked on her campaign.

Stay for a moderated discussion following the film.

Ishia Lynette, Austin Justice Coalition, Communication Outreach
Maureen Nicol, #bossbabesATX, Project and Operations Lead
Amber Watts, Austin Justice Coalition, Director of Higher Learning—a free educational program rooted in social justice, mentorship, and community building.

Picnics and BYOB welcome for all Rooftop films! Our neighbors Royal Blue Grocery are also offering 20% off food and drink purchases during each screening. Just check in at the Jones Center and get your wristband, then go across the street (609 Congress Ave.) to take advantage of this offer.