33rd Annual Conference

March 8-12, 2021


RECOVER and REIMAGINE: Harnessing the Power of Film to Inform Your Staff, Engage Your Community and Enhance Your Corporate Culture — Virtually

75-minute Workshops

Day 2

Session Code: AW1-A
When: March 9, 2021
Level: Intermediate
Track: Innovation & Transformation
Presenters: Geraud Blanks, Milwaukee Film  |  Heidi Moore, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
Prerequisite: Please bring a copy of your DEI strategic plan as a reference to build out an equity film series engagement and education plan.


The cinematic experience is unlike any other, as film is a powerful medium providing insight into the shared human condition. In 2019, the nonprofit arts organization Milwaukee Film partnered with Froedtert regional health network to create the Minority Health Film Festival (MHFF), a first-of-its-kind event, using film to spark conversation and create critical dialogue around social determinants of health.

Using the MHFF as a case study, our workshop demonstrates the efficacy of film-based ED&I training, while highlighting our innovative approach to private/public sector partnership. We provide the basic tools to leverage film curriculum to develop social and cultural programming, for internal and external groups, that entertains and educates.

Learn how your institution can assess its current systems, establish healthier cultures, and live up to the missions for equity within your organization and contributing to a more empathetic and equitable community.

Learning Outcomes

• Learn how film-based cultural training (in-person and virtual) promotes experiential learning
• Develop a plan to incorporate film into your equity, diversity and inclusion strategies
• Learn how to get buy-in from your team around film programming as an innovative ED&I strategy

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