You are not going to want to miss this year’s Film Fest! In addition to the inspiring films and community celebration at our event of the year, you will be energized by our Special Guest Emcee, get to hear from incredible youth environmental leaders, and meet an amazing film director!
Introducing our Special Guest Emcee, Anisha Desai!
Anisha has dedicated herself to movement support, educational equity, and youth leadership development for two decades. At AORTA (Anti-Oppression Resource & Training Alliance), she works to strengthen movements for social justice and a solidarity economy through an intersectional approach to liberation. She previously directed the New Leaders Initiative and Brower Youth Awards at Earth Island Institute in Berkeley, where she shaped and supported the next generation of youth environmental movement leaders through creative and inclusive organizational models. In addition, she has designed programs, developed curriculum, and hosted popular education workshops. Anisha has a passion for creating cultures that value democratic participation, mentorship, healing, equity, and justice.
Photo by Bex Kwan
Hear directly from the New Voices Are Rising Fellows:
The Rose Foundation’s New Voices Are Rising program will be featured during our program, including a Q&A with the students! Come to the Film Fest to learn more about their experience in our environmental justice leadership development program for Oakland youth.
Special Opportunity to Meet the Director
of Detroit Hives!
You will be inspired by our suite of short films showcasing our values of Fostering Stewardship,Building Community, and Demanding Justice, including the film Detroit Hives.
This film, directed by Palmer Morse and Rachel Weinberg, features a Detroit couple rebuilding inner-city communities one bee hive at a time and creating opportunities for young Detroit natives to overcome adversity. Meet Palmer Morse at the Film Fest to learn more about the film and his activist approach to filmmaking!
We can’t wait to celebrate with you on September 26th!
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All proceeds from the Film Fest provide direct support for the Rose Foundation’s work
to Foster Stewardship, Build Community, and Demand Justice.
Have you checked out our full film lineup?
It’s pretty exciting—take a look here!
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