Women, Democracy, and the Global Lens
Screening and Panel Discussion
How can US based philanthropists and activists influence worldwidemovements for democracy, women’s empowerment and social change?Join theThe Root,Women Make Movies,andTidesfor a screening of an
The Supreme Price
, a new documentary by Joanna Lipper,that will stimulate a lively discussion addressing these issues.
Claire Aguilar, Senior Vice President of Programming, ITVSWalter Carrington, U.S. Ambassador to Senegal (1980-1981),U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria (1993–1997)Joanna Lipper, filmmaker,
The Supreme Price
Joshua Mailman, founder, Threshold Foundation, founder, Social Venture Network
Paul E. Steiger, Editor-in-chief, CEO and president of ProPublica
The Supreme Price
Following her mother’s assassination and the mysterious death of herfather (Nigeria’s President-elect), Hafsat Abiola returns to Lagos to leadthe pro-democracy movement during Nigeria's pivotal 2011 elections.
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011
Macaulay Honors CollegeScreening Room35 West 67th StreetNew York, NY 10023
* * * About the Panelists
Claire Aguilar is the Senior Vice President of Programming at theIndependentTelevision Service (ITVS),which funds, promotes and distributes independentlyproduced programming to public television. At ITVS, she oversees all aspects ofprogram initiatives, including programming strategy, funding calls, peer panel review andfunding recommendations. She co-curates theIndependent Lensseries, a new series ofindependent programming on PBS which premiered in February 2003. She came toITVS from KCET/Hollywood as Manager of Broadcast Programming, where sheprogrammed the station’s schedule and managed programming acquisitions. From 1984to 1991 she was a film programmer at the UCLA Film and Television Archive,one of the
nation’s leading exhibition venues for international, documentary and classic Hollywood films. She hascurated for theAmerican Film Institute,theLos Angeles Asian American Film and Video Festival,and the
Wexner Center for the Artsin Ohio. She has served as a programming consultant and panelist for theCorporation for Public Broadcasting,theRockefeller Foundation,The National Endowment for the Arts,
the Pew Fellowships in the Artsand other media and funding organizations.Walter Carrington served as American Ambassador to Nigeria and Senegal. Inrecognition of his championing of human rights in Nigeria, the diplomatic enclave inLagos was renamed Walter Carrington Crescent. He is an Associate of Harvard’sDuBois Institutewhile working on a book on Nigeria and another on Islam in Africa.
ADuty to Speak: Refusing to Remain Silent in a Time of Tyranny
a collection of hisNigerian speeches was published in Nigeria in 2010. A civil rights activist during hisuniversity days, Carrington was the first student elected to the National Board ofDirectors of the NAACP.A graduate of Harvard College and Law School, Carringtonwas a member of theMassachusetts Commission Against Discriminationbecoming, atthe age of 27, the youngest person to be appointed a Commissioner in the State’s history. He spent tenyears with thePeace Corpsdirecting programs in Sierra Leone, Tunisia and Senegal and as regionaldirector for Africa. He then spent a decade with theAfrican-American Instituteas its Executive VicePresident and publisher of its magazine
. He has taught at several universities
and hasworked on African issues as a top staff aid in the Congress.