Tag Archives: February 26

New venue, tickets still available for Open Secret

OpenSecret promotional pieceA new film about the 1901 constitutional convention that led to the state of Alabama’s governing document (the world’s largest) is currently in the process of being debuted across the state.

February 26th brings the film, Open Secret, directed and produed by Melanie Jeffcoat, to the Carver Theatre (overwhelming demand for attending forced organizers to move it from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute) courtesy of Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform.

The film’s script is based on the 109-year-old transcripts of the convention and reveals the issues of race, poverty and suffrage – and perhaps several other reasons why we may want to rewrite the document. Tickets are still available for the screening which will include a panel discussion with:

  • Merika Coleman, Alabama State Representative (D) for District 57 (Jefferson)
  • Paul DeMarco, Alabama State Representative (R) for District 46 (Jefferson)
  • Dr. Carol Ann Vaughn Cross, Core Curriculum Fellow, Samford University (Moderator)

Joe Minter’s art at Vulcan tonight

Joe Minter’s The Slave Ship - Andre Natta/The Terminal

Joe Minter’s The Slave Ship. André Natta/The Terminal

This is one of the many pieces created by Joe Minter that will be discussed during the last installment of Vulcan Park’s Collective Perspectives series beginning with cocktails and socializing at 5 p.m. in their visitors center. This calendar listing provides additional information about Emily Hannah’s presentation about the long-time Titusville resident.

If you really can’t come out, then check out Charles’ thoughts about that office park that you drive by on the way home… you know, the one on 280 – or do you? Though we think you should come out and enjoy that time you’d be sitting in traffic with us at Vulcan.