Black History Film Series Inauguration VIP Reception

The Cos House 418 Villita Street, San Antonio

Join us as we celebrate the inauguration of our film series and raise funds while learning and having fun. The inaugural film, "When I Rise" is about segregation, classical music and overcoming tragedy. Meet the director, Matt Hames; Dr. Dwonna Goldstone, Director of the African American Studies Program at Texas State University; the cousin of Barbara Smith Conrad, Peggy Shivers - philanthropist and classical soloist; and other special guests.  Your ticket includes food, champagne and VIP reserved seating for the film.

“When I Rise” – Black History Film Series

Arneson River Theater 418 Villita Street, San Antonio

Bring the family, a chair or a blanket, visit the food truck court, watch a movie, learn and have fun! When I Rise is the powerful story of Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted University of Texas music student who becomes a target of racial discrimination and ultimately ascends to the heights of international opera. When I Rise informs, inspires, and surprises, with a stunning confrontation between Barbara and her past and the tragic insults she endured over 60 years ago. Movie starts at dusk.  Admission is free.  A limited number of reserve seats are available at the link below.  ...