Join MiND TV in celebration of the Japanese Culture at the month long Cherry Blossom Festival. In partnership with the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, MiND is honored to be covering at the Sakura Sunday festival. Stop by the MiND booth to play the Japan quiz game and win prizes from NHK World, the English Language Japanese news network brought to you by MiND TV. Special thanks to all the MiND volunteers who make Sakura Sunday a great success.
Tune into MiND to see stories of True Heroes. November features documentaries of everyday people who do extraordinary things. From The Philippines to the aftermath of the Haiti Earthquake, MiND is honoring the brave who seek justice and help their fellow human beings. In partnership with the National Liberty Museum, MiND will hold a free screening to premier these programs. Featuring profiles of Cheltenham's La Mott Fire Company, two remaining veterans of World War 2, and Ishmael Beah a survivor of the Sierra Leone genocide. Please join MiND for this special month of programming in honor of True Heroes.
In Collaboration with Dance USA/Philadelphia and the William Penn Foundation, MiND is proud to present a month long celebration of the "World of Dance in Philadelphia." Watch special documentaries on Wednesday and Saturday evenings and tune in for the premier of eleven extraordinary new MiND programs featuring some of the most diverse groups of dancers in the area. From hip-hop and tap to traditional Indian and Appalachian clogging and flamenco - MiND will take you inside these companies and show you the passion of the dancers. Then join us at the University of the Arts for performance a full screening and refreshments to celebrate, mingle, meet the filmmakers and dancers.
Special thanks for all the dance companies:
- Carbon Dance Theater
- Flamenco Ole
- Illstyle & Peace Productions
- Kun-Yang Yin
- Miro Dance Theater
- Raices Culturales LatinoAmericanas.
- Tap Team Two and Company Inc.
- Three Aksha Institute of Performing Arts
- Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
Tune-in throughout September for feature presentations on Practicing Peace on MiND TV. Look for documentaries on the struggles between the faithful in India and come realize the complexities of this region where with faiths coexist. MiND will take you Inside Islam to better understand the facts of this faith and hear what billions of Muslims really think. MiND will also premier new five-minute programs explaining Sufism, Judaism, the Baha'I faith, Buddhism and more. Please tune into MiND for a month of understanding, tolerance and Practicing Peace.
The food revolution is back on MiND TV. Do you ever think about how far your food has to go to get to your table? Are you a fan of local harvests? Watch all month for special documentaries and Join us for a free screening with refreshments at the Triumph Brewing Company. MiND explores foraging for natural edibles, goes inside MANNA, and delivers the healthy living basics through witty animation.
Special Event Highlights:
- The Wee Bee Brothers honey taste test
- Wild Foodies Display of natural eidbles
Join us at the Schuylkill Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation for a special Saturday afternoon in support of Environmental Sustainability. MiND will premier new programs about cutting edge sustainable housing, recycling by bicycle, green engineering and so much more. Rita's Water ice will provide refreshments for a hot afternoon. Watch on MiND as we GO GREEN and join us at the Schuylkill Canter.
In June, MiND partners with the William Way Community Center and the Wachovia Foundation to highlight our regional gay community, including community organizations, arts organization, and activists working for positive social change. MiND is also proud to present new documentaries on Wednesday and Saturday nights, a community screening and discussion event at the William Way Community Center. Join us for a performance from the Attic Youth Center and the premier of new MiND programs on the LGBTQ community.
Celebrating the 8th season of Philadelphia Stories, MiND is proud to feature the films of PS8 in the month of May. This season features the story of a soldier, 30 years history of a unique LGBT healthcare center, the art of neon signage and so much more. Watch Philadelphia Stories 8 on MiND and join us at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for a special screening where you can meet the filmmakers and enjoy refreshments provided by MiND TV. Congratulations to all this seasons award winners!
For more information on Philadelphia Stories, visit the website www.philadelphiastories.tv.
Presented by the Drew Katz Foundation and the Tibet House, the Newark Peace Education Summit was covered by MiND TV. The Production crew spent 3 days interviewing celebrities, authors, activists, educators and thought leaders from every background. Committed to solution focused programming, MiND has created many programs from this weekend of Peace.
Look for these special programs on MiND:
Dedicated to learning and community, MiND focuses on Literacy in April. This vital part of every person's education is an often overlooked topic. Presented by MiND and the Free Library of Philadelphia, Literacy programming is featured on Wednesday and Saturday nights. Join us at the Main Branch of the Free Library for a screening of new MiND programs with special guest speakers.
- Adrienne Jacoby - Philadelphia Reads
- Vann Delaine - Center for Literacy
MiND celebrates the Japanese community through partnership with the Japan American Society of Greater Philadelphia. Every spring a month is dedicated to the Cherry Blossom Festival with events all over the city in honor of the Japanese community and culture in Philadelphia. Just as the cherry trees are in full bloom, the Sakura Sunday Festival culminated the festivities at the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park. MiND is proud to support the Japanese community here in the USA and in Japan. Connecting Philadelphia to Japan through NHK world MiND presents this channel to the Philadelphia viewership and promotes these available community services at events like Sakura Sunday.
MiND celebrates Music in the month of March. With a focus on the classics, MiND programs will feature classical performances and follow the lives of individual performers who are travel far and wide to fulfill the dream of performing classically. MiND's music month will culminate in an event at the Camden County Community College. Special keynote speaker will be George Marriner Maull, Conductor for the Discovery Orchestra of New Jersey. This is a FREE community screening.
MiND takes a stand on Civil Rights! February highlights programs on past struggles and present issues in the battle for civil rights for all people. MiND will examine the meaning of "Civil Rights" and talk with the National Guardians of Liberty. This month will feature programs spotlighting The Women's Law Project, the Manzanar internment camp, and the prevention of human trafficking. Join MiND at the African American History Museum to screen these new programs and meet the filmmakers.
MiND and the National Liberty Museum present Voices of Veterans, a month of programming focused on the nation's services men and women. In service to our community, MiND will highlight these stories and come together in November to present a free screening at the National Liberty Museum. With a special keynote speaker form the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center, Marsha Four.
In Partnership with the Urban Blazers, MiND TV takes up the cause of Healthy Living. October is a great time for exploring and we encourage all our viewers to Take a Hike! Tune into MiND to learn the basics of Geocashing, see the sights of Neshaminy State Park, take a sojourn down the Schuylkill River and more! The free screening event for MiND's Healthy Living month is hosted by the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education.
Panel discussion with:
- Eric Dolaway - Director, Urban Blazers
- Virginia Ranly - Director of Education, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
- Derek Dureka - President, GeoVentures Outdoor Adventures
- Jean Wallace - CEO, Greenwoods Charter School
- Alex Doty, Director - Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
- Mary Frances "Mimi" Wainwright - Certified School Nurse/Educational Specialist
All over our area people are working to make a difference in the community, support job development and shape their neighborhood for a better tomorrow. MiND is dedicated to the community and will shine a spotlight on these organizations, the people who are inspired to make a difference and those who have are seeing the change and joining the cause. A free screening at the Marian Anderson Recreational Center will feature programs about local entrepreneurs, job training programs, and real life stories of community change in Philadelphia.
Special Guests include:
- Lauren Hirshorn - Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board
- Kathleen Mulin - Ready, Willing and Able
- Kira Strong - Peoples Emergency Center
In partnership with Pennsylvania Buy Fresh, Buy Local (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture), MiND TV proudly co-presents an evening of community dialogue on topics related to food! Celebrate the rise of the local farmer, CSAs (Community Support Agriculture), sustainable agriculture, the benefits of healthy diet and more!
On August 18th, the event will feature a 25-minute screening of new 5-minute programs from MiND Members, MiND, Greater Philadelphia Tourism and Marketing Corporation (GPTMC), Kimberton Whole Foods and more. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with local leaders including representatives from Pennsylvania Buy Fresh, Buy Local, Philly Homegrown and more.
Speakers Panel Featuring:
- Moderated by Frank Lordi - MiND Board Member
- Marilyn Anthony - PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) / PA Buy Fresh, Buy Local
- Lily Cope - Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation / Philly Homegrown
- Mary Seton Corboy - Greensgrow Farms
- Raina Ainslie - Pennypack Farm & Education Center
- Annmarie Butera - Natural Foods Educator
MiND TV partners with Drexel's Center for the Prevention of School-Aged Violence to explore stories of citizens overcoming violence and working for peace in their communities. Featuring new MiND programs about the National Liberty Museum, the Anti-Defamation League, Cyber Bullying and an innovative animation asking "what is violence?". A free screening at Drexel's Basson Auditorium will include an opening reception with refreshments and will feature a panel discussion featuring area experts and activists in Violence Prevention.
Panel Discussion with Local Leaders:
- Moderated by Dr. Chuck Williams - Director, Center for the Prevention of School-Aged Violence.
- Charlotte Council - Philadelphia Police Department
- Barry Morrison - Anti-Defamation League
- Kevin Orangers - National Liberty Museum
- Wali Smith - Community Safety Expert
- Kate Etherington - Physicians for Social Responsibility
- Julie Rausch - Director, Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia
- Archye Leacock - Institute for the Development Of African American Youth
- Victoria Greene - Every Murder is Real
MiND TV celebrates LGBT Pride 2010 in Philadelphia with an evening of documentaries, community leaders and performance! Our "LGBT Stories" event celebrates history, culture, love, health, leaders, artists, heroes, acceptance and equality with our regional LGBT community. Starting with a performance of poets from the Attic Youth Center, the evening features documentaries on the 30 years of the Mazzoni Center, Profiles of the William Way Peer Counseling and the unique work of the Attic Youth Center.
Special Panel guests include:
- Candice Thompson - William Way
- Ron Powers - Mazzoni Center
- Ed Hermance - Giovanni's Room
- Reverend Nathan Walker - First Unitarian Church
- Robert Keith Burns - Executive Director, Colours
MiND celebrates Volunteerism & Mentoring with a showcase of documentaries, new 5-minute programs, and a free community screening. Join us in a clean-up day at the John Welsh Elementary School on May 19th, followed by a community screening and discussion, showcasing 5-minute programs in honor of great volunteers and mentors in our community! Volunteerism and Mentoring Month is presented in partnership with Greater Philadelphia Cares.
Special Panel guests include:
- Frankie Lancos - Greater Philadelphia Cares
- Leontyne Anglin - Beyond Expectations
- Jacob Greenbaum - Squash Smarts
- Madeline Hoch - People's Emergency Center
- Char Vandermeer - The Philadelphia Center
In April we dedicate our Wednesday and Saturday evenings to best documentaries on the environment. Thinking about our salt imprint; the importance of the Delaware River to the Philadelphia Region; The energy crisis as it affected one filmmaker growing up near a mountain top removal site.
Strap on your recycled rubber sneakers! Grab a friend and get in your Hybrid! Join us for a screening of 5-minute programs and discussion on the environment and sustainability! At the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Roxborough. This event is presented in partnership with the Nature Conservancy & our venue partner, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education.
Special Panel guests include:
- Conservation Scientist, Su Fanok - The Nature Conservancy
- Maya K. van Rossum - Delaware River Keeper Network
- Brendan Isaac Jones - Greensaw Design & Build
- Natalie Beckwith - Delaware Valley Green Building Council
- John McGlaughlin - Producer, Walk About - Hawk Mountain
At MiND, we are passionate about the arts. That's why we dedicate the month of March to music! This month features great music education and appreciation programming. To engage our community, MiND hosts a screening event at Haverford College.
The screening is followed by a discussion with special guests:
- Host, Bob Miles - Musician & MiND Member
- Sharon Katz - Sharon Katz & The Peace Train (Helped End Apartheid in South Africa)
- Lisa Miller - Network for New Music
- Jennifer Cain - Anna Crusis Women's Choir (The Oldest Feminist Choir in the US!)