Schedule: Friday, March 15, 2019

All films shown on Friday, March 15th, 2019 will be shown at:

Drexel URBN Annex Screening Room
3401 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Admission: $10
Student Admission w/ID: $8 Untitled design NEW(3) THIS IS AMERICA: PANEL DISCUSSION WITH NYDIA HAN (ABC News)
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Light Reception at 5:30 PM
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Remember that Facebook video of Nydia Han’s that went viral in September?

Nydia’s original video on Facebook has been viewed almost 3,000,000 times.

It was shared more than 38,000 times.

It has received more than 16,000 comments.

Watch Nydia’s #ThisIsAmerica series and share an evening with her and 4 other wonderful panelist to discuss this pressing topic on almost every “-ism.”

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Nydia Han is 6abc’s Consumer Investigative Reporter, Troubleshooter, and co-anchor of Action News Sunday mornings. She is also the creator of the documentary series, #ThisIsAmerica, a provocative, fresh look at who we are as Americans.

Nydia is an Emmy award-winning journalist, committed to getting real results for our Action News viewers. She is dedicated to exposing scams, protecting consumers, and encouraging businesses and agencies to do the right thing. In her work related to #ThisIsAmerica, Nydia hopes to inspire all of us to get to know each other’s unique American stories, check our own biases, and act as positive agents of change and unity in our communities. Nydia also covers general news as an Action News anchor and has traveled frequently to cover national stories.

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Pax Tandon is an author, producer, wellness advocate, and teacher. Her book, “Mindfulness Matters,” is on shelves and in palms now. She also recently finished work on a mindfulness short film, which she co-produced, co-wrote, voiced and starred in. Tandon holds a Master’s Degree in Positive Psychology (the scientific study of what enables individuals and communities to thrive) from the University of Pennsylvania. She earned a BSE from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Psychology from the College.  She also holds a Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology, a Certificate in Positive Psychology Coaching, 200 hours of yoga teacher training, and a certificate of training in Past Life Regression Therapy.  She has extensive study and training in Mindfulness, having completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course through the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine with Dr. Michael Baime, and a certificate in teaching mindfulness through the Mindful Schools organization.


Gabrielle Wanamaker is currently the Vice President, Business Programs at The Enterprise Center, founded in 1989 by the Wharton Small Business Development Center, a nonprofit whose mission is to cultivate and invest in minority entrepreneurs to inspire working together for economic growth in communities. Gabrielle has over twenty years of experience advising corporations and nonprofit organizations on strategic business issues. She works with clients to strengthen strategic business and human resource issues including leadership development, executive coaching, team building, organizational performance, and career management. Gabrielle’s earliest experience with diversity and inclusion was as a champion of the diversity and inclusion initiative while Vice President, Healthcare Finance with PNC Bank, where she was responsible for a portfolio of nearly $500 million, managed corporate banking relationships and developed financial strategies for numerous organizations throughout the Philadelphia Region.

Gabrielle is a former trustee for the Fielding Graduate University, a member of the Academy of Management and the OD Network. Gabrielle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters in Human and Organizational Systems and a doctorate at the Fielding Graduate University.


Mallory Lopez is one of the first nine members appointed by Mayor Kenney to the Philadelphia Board of Education (BOE).

Mallory is an educator and a small business owner (On Point Bistro), who is committed to supporting neighborhood schools. Mallory has lived in Philadelphia for 15 years, after moving here to pursue a Bachelor and then Master degree in Education. Mallory began her career in Philadelphia schools as a teacher of social studies and English as a Second Language, and today she is a full-time faculty member at the Community College of Philadelphia where she specializes in ESL. Mallory has been an active member of Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary, supporting G.W. Childs Elementary where she plans to send her child in the next few years.


Angel “Buddy Roc” Sanchez is a vocalist, composer, producer, and actor. Angel goes by his stage name, “Buddy Roc” and fronts the band that has been making moves in the Philadelphia and Lancaster, PA scene for the last 6 years. Telling stories with the textures of his compositions and through the passionate delivery in his voice, you will go through a journey of dancing, sadness, and triumph. Just don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes.

Angel is also a teacher at a Latin Jazz school in North Philly called AMLA where he developed a technique of teaching mixing lessons from yoga and meditation with traditional vocal warm-ups. He believes the best teachers are ones that empower students with no bias or judgement. In this way, students can grow into their own musician as opposed to musicians in their teacher’s image.

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Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Directed by Lisa Quijano Wolfinger
General Admission $10 | Student + Children $8
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In 2015, 24-year-old Dylan Grubbs was sentenced to five years in jail. He accidentally shot his fiancée, the mother of his two children. This was the tragic, final step on his long path on the “school to prison” pipeline, an all too familiar journey that can start for our youngest kids with a single, explosive tantrum.

THE KIDS WE LOSE is an unflinching exposé of how some of the most vulnerable, misunderstood kids are treated in our society.