Penn State Harrisburg's School of Humanities is sponsoring a March 26 workshop with the documentary film director Laurie Chock and Toni Maloney, co-founder and CEO of Bpeace (Business Council for Peace) for students, alumni, and staff who are interested in documentary media production for nonprofit organizations.
The 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. workshop in C-211 Olmsted will address issues of project development, use of media for advocacy, and distribution of media to build awareness and support for non-profit organizations.
Associate Professor of Humanities and Communications Catherine Rios and Assistant Professor of Public Administration Triparna Vasavada will host the session for students and professionals in media production and writing, public relations and advertising, non-profit management, and social services.
The workshop is free and open to undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, and staff of Penn State Harrisburg. Space is limited, register by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The filmmakers will also be presenting their film Thread at 6:30 p.m. March 26, followed by a panel discussion with Chock, Maloney, and Palwasha Siddiqi, a Bucknell University student featured in the film. The screening and discussion are free, but there is a $50 fee for reserved seating and to attend a private, post-discussion reception with the presenters.
All proceeds will benefit Bpeace, a nonprofit international network of business professionals who volunteer to help women entrepreneurs in countries emerging from war to expand their businesses, create employment, and build a more peaceful future for their communities. For tickets, visit the web at http://threadinharrisburg.eventbrite.com/.
To view a Thread trailer, click here.