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Rory Kennedy to Make Appearance at Cazenovia College

Award-winning documentary filmmaker and daughter of the late Senator Bobby Kennedy to deliver Reisman Lecture
Cazenovia, N.Y. (April 9, 2014) – Cazenovia College’s Reisman Lecture Series proudly presents:
 
Rory Kennedy, award-winning documentary filmmaker
“The Camera Doesn't Lie: Social Change Through Documentary Filmmaking”
Monday, April 28, 2014
7 p.m.

Catherine Cummings Theatre at Cazenovia College
(16 Lincklaen Street, Cazenovia, N.Y.).
 

The Reisman lecture is free and open to the public.  Seating in the Theatre is based on a first come, first served basis.  NOTE: A simulcast of Rory Kennedy’s appearance (overflow seating) will be provided in the College’s McDonald Lecture Hall, located in Eckel Hall (37 Lincklaen Street) on campus. For more information, contact Wayne Westervelt, the College's vice president for marketing and communications at (315) 655-7377 or email: wawestervelt@cazenovia.edu.
 
Photo courtesy of Greater Talent Network.
 
Rory Kennedy
According to Greater Talent Network – One of the nation’s most prolific independent documentary filmmakers, Emmy-Award winner Rory Kennedy’s impressive body of work confronts some of our most pressing social concerns—poverty, political corruption, domestic abuse, drug addiction, human rights, AIDS and mental illness—and has garnered numerous awards. Kennedy has produced, directed and/or written over 30 celebrated documentaries, and her films have appeared on HBO, PBS, Lifetime Television, A&E, Court TV, The Oxygen Network and TLC.
 
Eloquent at the podium, Kennedy was a surrogate speaker for President Clinton’s 1992 campaign, and for President Barack Obama during the Primary and General Elections, as well as for the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards. She has also served as a campaign speaker for Women of Substance Education Outreach and Fire in Our House Outreach.
 
In addition to her impressive film career, Kennedy is a committed social activist and human-rights advocate, and has sat on the board for numerous non-profit organizations, including: the Legal Action Center, the Project Return Foundation and the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., Foundation Associate Trustees Program. She was a member of the 1999 Presidential Mission on AIDS in Africa, and developed the Teacher Transfer Program between the U.S. and Namibia after her work at the Dobra Resettlement Camp. She also has been a member of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Human Rights delegations in South Africa, South Korea, Japan, El Salvador and Poland.”
 
Kennedy is a graduate of Brown University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies. Along with acclaimed documentary filmmaker Liz Garbus, she is co-founder of Moxie Firecracker Productions in New York.
 
Cazenovia College’s Reisman Lectures feature thoughtful discourse on topics surrounding contemporary societal issues, by authors and scholars, leading public figures, and experts from business and the professions.  The series is funded through a gift from The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, which also gave $2 million to name the College’s Art and Design building Reisman Hall. Marshall M. Reisman served on the Cazenovia College Board of Trustees and was active with many other area organizations.  He and his wife, Dorothy, were dedicated art collectors and committed to improving the quality of life for Central New Yorkers. For information about Cazenovia College, visit www.cazenovia.edu.  
 
Cazenovia College, founded in 1824, is an independent, co-educational, baccalaureate college located near Syracuse, N.Y., offering baccalaureate programs in the liberal arts and professional studies. Embracing student success as its primary mission, the College comprises a diverse yet close-knit residential community that fosters intellectual, social, and ethical growth. Our experiential and co-curricular learning opportunities and dedicated team of faculty and staff provide for an individualized educational experience that balances academic and student life. Cazenovia, named one of "America’s Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, is also a national College of Distinction. For more information, visit http://www.cazenovia.edu.
 
 
 
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