Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Events on Tuesday, March 20th - in Dallas

Paul Rusesabagina - Featured Writer
The Writers Studio
Tuesday, March 20, 7:30PM
Theatre Three 2800 Routh Street
Dallas, TX 75201
(in the Quadrangle)
$28 Members, Students & Seniors
$34 Others
Group discounts available

Ten years ago, as the country of Rwanda descended into madness, one man made a promise to protect the family he loved—and ended up finding the courage to save over 1200 people. Over the course of 100 days, almost one million people were killed in Rwanda. Hotel Rwanda, nominated for three Academy Awards, tells the inspiring story of real-life hero Paul Rusesabagina. His autobiography, An Ordinary Man, delves into Rusesabagina’s personal journey, which has since led him around the world with his message of hope, peace and “never again.”

"I've become a humanitarian and I never thought I would become one. And, as a humanitarian, I wanted to take this message on a wider scale, to raise awareness of what happened in my country so that the international community can help others who suffer now."

An Ordinary Man, was published on the 12th anniversary of the genocide in 2006. A moving story, it delves into Rusesabagina's personal journey while explaining the history behind Rwanda's Hutu and Tutsis conflict. He has also founded the Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation (HRRF) which provides support, care, and assistance to children orphaned by, and women abused during, the genocide in Rwanda.
Tuesday, March 20, 11 am - 1 pm
In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Dallas / Fort Worth and The Black Academy of Arts and Letters.

Join Mr. Rusesabagina for lunch and engaging discussion, Tuesday, March 20th at noon. Lunch included, reservations required.

Where: The Black Academy of Arts and Letters
Dallas Convention Center Theatre Complex
650 South Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202

$25 for Members / $35 Others
$5 late fee for reservations made after March 17th
Call the Reservation Hotline at (214) 965-8412 for more info.

Reserve your seats now for Señorita Extraviada on March 20th at the Latino Cultural Center

Oxygen, Time Warner Cable, and the Vistas Film Festival invite you to a complimentary private screening of the award-winning film, Señorita Extraviada — a gripping documentary that tells the story of the hundreds of kidnapped, raped and murdered young women of Juárez, Mexico. The murders first came to light in 1993 and young women continue to "disappear" to this day without any hope of bringing the perpetrators to justice. Who are these women from all walks of life and why are they being murdered so brutally?

Tickets are available via RSVP only. All you have to do is visit There will be a small ad for the screening on the bottom of the page. Click on that ad and then click on the “Get a Free Ticket” box. All you have to do then is fill out the RSVP form and you’re set. Please note: Tickets are for one person only, so anyone who wishes to attend will need to fill out the form.

Here are just a few of the awards this film has won:

Ariel Award, From the Mexican Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences, Best Mexican Documentary, 2003, Mexico City, Mexico.
Special Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival, 2002, Park City, Utah.
FIPRESCI Award to Best Foreign Film 2002, Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, 2002, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Best Documentary, Malaga Film Festival, 2002, Malaga, Spain.
Grand Prize "Coral" for Best Documentary, Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, 2002, La Habana, Cuba.

Please don't miss this incredible film. There are only 250 seats available – RSVP today.

Señorita Extraviada film screening
March 20, 2007
Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak
Dallas, Texas
Screening begins at 7:30 PM

from J. Frank Hernandez of the Vistas Film Festival

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