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Conversations for Change

Join MPT as we explore a variety of films to watch and then have a conversation about race, empowerment, leadership, growth, and more. We encourage your feedback and would welcome your ideas about ways to engage the community.

Beginning in September, Conversations for Change screenings will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Have an idea for a screening? Let us know at

Wednesday, September 9 @ 7pm
Backs Against The Wall: The Howard Thurman Story

This film explores the extraordinary life of Howard Thurman, a teacher, poet and in his heart a “mystic,” and proponent of the non-violent struggle for social change. Jesse Jackson, Otis Moss, Jr and others speak about Thurman’s “spirit” being foundational in their lives. Congressman John Lewis calls him the “patron saint” of the Civil Rights Movement. Actor Keith David voices Thurman’s words. We'll be joined by the filmmaker, Martin Doblmeier for a conversation during and after the film.

Tuesday, July 28 @ 7pm
We Are The Radical Monarchs

A group of tween girls chant into megaphones, marching in the San Francisco TransMarch. Holding clenched fists high, they wear brown berets and vests showcasing colorful badges like “Black Lives Matter” and “Radical Beauty.” Meet the Radical Monarchs, a group of young girls of color at the front lines of social justice

Join us to watch We Are The Radical Monarchs and have a conversation around women and girls leadership and empowerment, civic engagement, politics, government and youth power. We'll be joined by the film's Director & Producer, Linda Goldstein Knowlton for a conversation during and after the film.

Check back soon for future screening events!

Have a question or idea? Please contact Kristen Penczek at