Building a Just World: A Campus and Community Film Series

The Humanities Council is excited to announce a film series in conjunction with The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country on the 2019-20 humanities theme of “Building a Just World.”

3 - 6 p.m.
The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country, 559 W. King St.
The film series has free admission, and free parking in Downtown Boone on Sundays. 


Building A Just World Film Flyer

Sunday, November 17, 2019 - "Windtalkers" for Veterans Day Celebrations and Native American Heritage Month, co-sponsored by the Native American Student Association

Panelists: Craig Fischer, professor of English/Film studies director; Rachel Fried, Gear Up, College Access Partnerships, Native American Student Association advisor;  Lynn Gregory, professor of Communication/Military Veteran and Bob Gibbard, special populations advisor/Military Veteran.

Sunday, January 19, 2020 - “Selma” for Martin Luther King Day

Panelists: Cameron Lippard, professor and chair, Sociology Department;  Willie Fleming, chief diversity officer; and Toussaint Romain, deputy legal counsel, adjunct professor, public defender and community activist.

POSTPONED - new date TBD
Sunday, March 22, 2020
- “Suffragette” for Women’s History Month and the 100 year anniversary of the 19th Ammendment, co-sponsored by the University forum lecture series and the gender, women’s and sexuality studies program in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Panelists: Lynn Getz, professor of History; affiliate faculty, gender, women's and sexuality studies, community gardens volunteer; Kathleen Campbell, former member of the Watauga County Board of Elections; and Heather Ondercin, professor of Political Science.

The Humanities Council, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian, works to enhance support for and recognition of Humanities scholarship throughout the University and to encourage interdisciplinary research and communication among scholars from different areas of expertise. Through its varied programming initiatives, the Humanities Council aims to promote understanding of work in the Humanities, its relationship to other fields of inquiry and the important role it plays at our university and in our world. 

This project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a  statewide non-profit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information on the series visit or call 828-365-3000. 


About the Humanities Council
Appalachian State University’s Humanities Council provides interdisciplinary opportunities and events on campus throughout the year, promoting the importance of the humanities in relationship to other fields.

About the College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is home to 16 academic departments, one stand-alone academic program, two centers and one residential college. These units span the humanities and the social, mathematical and natural sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences aims to develop a distinctive identity built upon our university's strengths, traditions and unique location. The college’s values lie not only in service to the university and local community, but through inspiring, training, educating and sustaining the development of its students as global citizens. There are approximately 6,100 student majors in the college. As the college is also largely responsible for implementing Appalachian's general education curriculum, it is heavily involved in the education of all students at the university, including those pursuing majors in other colleges. Learn more at

Art Sculpture at Appalachian State
Published: Nov 15, 2019 9:00am