The Santa Barbara African Heritage Film Series (SBAHFS), with other community organizations,
invites you to join us for a special film engagement at the Arlington Center (Theatre) on
Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 6:30pm.
"Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot" and "Fannie Lou Hamer: Courage and Faith" are two important
documentaries depicting how others used their gifts to ensure voting rights and opportunities for us
today. With the elections just around the corner, this is an opportune time to remember that our
votes can bring about changes that unify us as individuals within a diverse community.
An audience discussion will follow the films and allow a time for sharing.
The SBAHFS is a grass roots community organization with emphasis on democracy while bridging
the gap of injustice and inequality with knowledge and empowerment. This is accomplished by
providing a platform for dialogue among diverse cultures utilizing films and discussions.
With the support of The Metropolitan Theatre Group, David Corwin and our friend, Judi Weisbart,
we invite your organization to join us for this special film engagement.
We ask for your support by distributing this invitation throughout all in Santa Barbara via your email
lists and sharing this invitation with them.
Tickets can be purchased at the Arlington Center box office.
Adults - $10 donation
Students - $ 5 donation
Teens - Free
Children with Adult(s) - Free
Both films depict how children participated in the civil rights movement leading to the Voting Rights
Act of 1965. Please help us offset the cost of allowing children and teens to attend this event with
free admission so they can learn new facts about this little-known American history.
The Santa Barbara African Heritage Film Series is a tax-exempt organization and entirely
supported by volunteers and donations. We hope you will support our efforts.
To donate to this event, please click on the following PayPal link: Paypal.Me/sbahfs.
Thank you so much for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the Arlington!
FREE SELMA Tickets!
75,000 free SELMA tickets have been released to Los Angeles/Long Beach 10th and 11th graders!
Please spread the word to schools, churches or groups in the Los Angeles area. There is also an educational program being developed to complement the film for participating schools.
For groups of 25 or more, please rsvp here: http://selmastudenttickets.com/ immediately to book tickets! Individual students can just show they school id's or report cards at the box office.
The flyer and press release is also attached for your convenience.
Participating Los Angeles/Long Beach area theaters:
AMC BURBANK 16
AMC DEL AMO 18
CINEMARK 18 & XD
CINEMARK BALDWIN HILLS CRENSHAW PLAZA 15 & Xtreme
EDWARDS LONG BEACH STADIUM 26 & IMAX
PACIFIC LAKEWOOD 16
PACIFIC WINNETKA 21
REGAL LA LIVE STADIUM 14
For those of you in TX, MI, GA, AL, FL, IL, CA, TN, MO, MD, CT, NJ, NY, DC, NC, please click the link to find out which theaters are holding tickets for your students! http://selmastudenttickets.com
To date, 275,000 tickets (over 2 million dollars) have been donated for our youth and in some cases seniors. That's an amazing show of community and cooperative economics. There are still many students that wish to see the movie, if you are interested in donating tickets in your state please let me know.
of The Santa Barbara Premiere SELMA
Thursday, January 8, 2015 7:00 PM
A BUSY WOMAN Consulting
Community of Christ Church, Santa Barbara
First Congregational Church of Santa Barbara, UCC
Grace Community An Adventist Place of Hope
Greater Hope Baptist Church
St. Paul A.M.E. Church
Santa Barbara African Heritage Film Series
FRONT LINE SPONSORS $1,000 +
Sara Miller McCune
Santa Barbara Foundation
SECOND TIER SPONSORS $500 - $1,000
Fund for Santa Barbara
HOLDING UP THE REAR SPONSORS $100 - $500
African American Women in Santa Barbara
Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara
New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
UCSB Center for Black Studies Research
Congregation B’nai B’rith
God’s Open Door, SBC
Host: Peace of Wisdom Ministries
Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7:00pm
Ticket prices: standard theatre pricing will apply
Join us to watch the new Golden Globe nominated film, SELMA! SELMA tells the story of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery march, and the efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and many others to secure the right to vote.
After viewing the film, there will be a panel/audience discussion to discuss the themes of reconciliation depicted in the film.
A Courtyard Reception will follow.
Peace of Wisdom Ministries is partnering with Paramount Pictures and Values Partnerships on the "SELMA Hand-In-Hand" program to engage diverse congregations and organizations in screening and discussing the groundbreaking new film SELMA.
SELMA tells the story of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery March, and is the first major motion picture about Dr. King. It features the riveting stories of John Lewis, Diane Nash, C.T. Vivian, and many others and stars Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo
(The Butler), Cuba Gooding Jr., and an all-star cast.
SELMA releases in theaters everywhere on January 9th. One of the main themes from SELMA is about how people from different ethnic backgrounds came together to work on ending discrimination. Given the current issues our country is facing, we want to amplify this message of reconciliation and are participating in "SELMA Hand-In-Hand" to deepen these efforts nationally.
We will be hosting the Santa Barbara PREMIERE of the film SELMA on Thursday, January 8th, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Arlington Theatre before it publicly opens on January 9th.
We want to encourage you and your congregation/organization to come to this special screening of SELMA with others from diverse ethnic, religious and political backgrounds, and then together we can have a conversation in the theater, after the film.
Peace of Wisdom Ministries would like to partner with your faith community or organization in this national effort. To see the trailer of the movie, go to www.selmamovie.com.
We look forward to partnering with you as we view SELMA and engage more deeply in discussions together. For more information, please call (805) 899-1130.
And thank you for all the work you do in our community.