In October, Vermont progressives came together for a dose of creativity and inspiration at a special screening of Natasha Mayers: an Un-Still Life, hosted by the Rutland County Democrats and Castleton Indivisble. On display were activism pieces by local artists and Natasha Mayers in-person. The lively audience cried and laughed and had an engaging Post-screening conversation about the opportunity for activism and art. The crowd left energized to organize and pulled off a multi-state demonstration for their “Milk with Dignity” dairy worker campaign. If you know of a group that would like to use the film (for free!) to inspire activism, please use the contact form at natashamayers.org and the filmmakers can provide support for your campaign.After working with Natasha over Zoom, King Middle School students in Portland recently made use of the film for their art activism unit. Educators are invited to view the film curriculum at natashamayers.org/edu or contact the filmmakers at natashamayers.org for assistance in using the film in their classrooms.
Upcoming film events include a virtual screening on 27 January, 7 PM as part of the First Amendment Speaker Series with the First Amendment Museum, followed by a discussion with Natasha and the filmmakers, Anita Clearfield, and Geoff Leighton.
Image at top: Natasha Mayers with slide projection.