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Wed, Jan 25

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Germantown Performing Arts Center

Film Screening & Discussion: The Exchange in White America - Kaukauna & King 50 Years Later

In 1966, amid the Civil Rights era, students from Milwaukee's Rufus King High School and students from Kaukauna High School participated in an exchange program that culminated in a production of play. 50 years later students staged the play again together.

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Film Screening & Discussion: The Exchange in White America - Kaukauna & King 50 Years Later
Film Screening & Discussion: The Exchange in White America - Kaukauna & King 50 Years Later

Time & Location

Jan 25, 2023, 6:30 PM

Germantown Performing Arts Center, W180N11501 N River Ln, Germantown, WI 53022, USA

About the Event

Germantown Community Coalition is excited to announce a special film screening of “The Exchange in White America: Kaukauna and King 50 Years Later” on January 25, 2023. The film is being presented by the Black Student Union (BSU) and the Multi-Ethnic Student Association (MESA) from Germantown High School. Following the film, there will be a guided discussion and Q&A opportunity with the filmmaker and director, Joanne Williams.

The film is about a student exchange that occurred in the mid-60's between Rufus King and Kaukauna High Schools as the two schools produced and performed a play that centers on race in America. The director, Joanne Williams, is a longtime Milwaukee resident and media personality who herself attended Rufus King High School at that time. 50 years later, students at Rufus King put on an updated version of the same play, and traveled to Kaukauna to perform it there as well.

Additional background information and movie trailer can be found at https://www.theexchange50.com/trailer.

Doors open at 6:30 PM. Movie screening will begin at 7:00 PM.

All donations will be used to support BSU and MESA club activities.

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