About this Event:
Join the Center on Race, Leadership and Social Justice for our Fall 2019 Justice in Action CLE Series. The event will include a special screening of the documentary entitled: “On This Spot: Southside Stories,” which highlights the under-appreciated strength and contributions of the Southside’s African American community. It features one of the pioneering African American female judges, Judge LaJune Thomas Lange.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on how to be a change agent. Panelists will include: Daniel Pierce Bergin (producer of the documentary, Southside Stories) and Judge LaJune Lange (featured in the documentary) who will discuss strategies for leading change in the 21st century. The panel moderator will be: Dr. Artika R. Tyner, founding director of the Center on Race, Leadership and Social Justice.
About the Featured Panelists:
Judge Lange served on the Fourth Judicial District Court, Hennepin County, in Minneapolis. She is an internationally recognized expert in human rights and international development. Since 1992, she has provided international training programs, lectures and workshops for various organizations including the American Bar and National Bar Associations, Women Judges Association, and the International Leadership Institute, for Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation and the United Nations World Conference on Race. Judge Lange is also the founder of the International Leadership Institute which fosters partnerships in infrastructure, rule of law, and educational development projects throughout the world that focus on people and nations in transition.
Daniel Pierce Bergin is the senior producer and partnership manager for Twin Cities Public Television (TPT). His productions include such regional Emmy-winners as “Lowertown: The Rise of an Urban Village,” “North Star: Minnesota’s Black Pioneers,” and “Legacy Letters,” a series about protecting Minnesota’s heritage. His “Literature & Life: The Givens Collection” was named the Best History Documentary at the Prized Pieces International Black Film Festival, and he produced “Don’t Believe the Hype,” TPT’s Emmy award-winning youth media program.