CALS Ron Robinson Theater presents A Conversation Worth Having virtual series

“If a conversation is hard, it’s probably one worth having.”

The CALS Ron Robinson Theater presents A Conversation Worth Having: a virtual series a part of the theater’s Civil Rights & Social Change Collection of programming.

During the COVID-19 lockdown, the theater presented a virtual watch party each week focusing on a different hero, subject, or theme of the Civil Rights movement. The watch parties consisted of speeches, TED Talks, poetry, music, films, and documentaries designed to educate, enlighten, and encourage empathy surrounding the struggles and hardships facing the African-American community. Check out the links below to watch past programs:

6/8/20:  Dreamland: Little Rock’s West 9th Street (2017, NR)
6/15/20: 13th (2016, TV-MA)
6/22/20:  FRONTLINE: Policing the Police (2016, NR)
6/29/20:  True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality (2019, TV-MA)
7/6/20:  The Loving Story (2011, NR)
7/13/20:  I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (1979, NR)
7/20/20:  In the Heat of the Night (1967, NR)
7/27/20:  I Am Not Your Negro (2016, NR)
8/3/20:  King in the Wilderness (2018, TV-14)
8/10/20:  The Black Power Mixtape (1967-1975) (2011, NR)
8/17/20:  The Rosa Parks Story (2002, NR)
8/24/20:  The 1963 March on Washington, part 1
8/31/20:  The 1963 March on Washington, part 2
9/14/20:  Fannie Lou Hamer
9/21/20:  Ella Baker
9/28/20:  Malcolm X
10/5/20:  Little Rock Nine & Daisy Gaston Bates
10/12/20:  Medgar Evers
10/19/20:  Diane Nash
10/26/20:  Kwame Ture / Stokely Carmichael
11/9/20:  James Meredith
11/16/20:  Emmett Till
11/23/20:  Ida B. Wells
11/30/20:  Dorothy Height
12/7/20:  John Lewis
12/14/20:  Bayard Rustin
12/21/20:  Fred Shuttlesworth
12/28/20:  Stacey Abrams
1/4/21:  Claudette Colvin & Rosa Parks
1/11/21:  Ralph Abernathy
1/18/21:  Roy Wilkins
1/25/21:  Shirley Chisholm
2/3/21: The Elaine Massacre of 1919
2/10/21: Arkansas PBS presents “So You Want To Talk About Race”
2/17/21: The Murder of Isadore Banks
2/24/21: Little Rock’s West 9th Street and the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
3/3/21: Harriet Tubman
3/10/21: Mary McLeod Bethune
3/17/21: Septima Clark
3/24/21: Dovey Roundtree
3/31/21: Angela Davis & Toni Morrison
4/7/21: James Baldwin vs. William F. Buckley
4/14/21: A Black Paper on White Racism
4/21/21: African Origins & Christianity’s African Roots
4/28/21: Images of Black Men in America