BEING NEIGHBORS: Kindness Circle and Film

with Susan Dever

February 17th

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    Everyone is welcome to join us for the screening and discussion of Morgan
    Neville’s deeply moving Won’t You Be My Neighbor? More than a bio-pic
    about Fred Rogers, this documentary regards the television host’s wise
    kindness as the central force of the film. Loving his T.V. community beginning
    in 1968, when even the youngest children needed to parse words like
    “assassination,” Mr. Rogers embodied basic goodness in his clear-sighted
    show, which, until 2011, offered a counterpoint to the nation’s social illnesses.
    We might wish that he still lived next door.
    Yet with this film we can imagine how the friendliest neighborhood in
    television history could now serve as an inspiration for creating enlightened
    society. Sunday’s free-to-all event is linked with Shambhala Training
    Weekend One, “The Art of Being Human.” Even if you’re not participating in
    that, you’re warmly invited to attend this Kindness Circle, hosted at UNM by
    students also enrolled in the Shambhala program.
    The movie will be screened in the Department of Cinematic Arts at the University, in CERIA,
    Building 83, Rm 365.  CERIA is located on campus directly
    north from the boulevard crossing at Central and Yale, on the Yale pedestrian mall, just
    north of the Mother Earth fountain. Free parking in non-reserved spaces. Find CERIA 365 upstairs (elevator) on the 3rd floor. 
    Please pre-register for this Sunday afternoon at the movies  since space is limited.