Recently I posted about the November 8th Festival of Ideas hosted by The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. It wasn't long after that post I was contacted by DIHC and invited to a recent event with Au Courant, Dallas Institute's newest membership group. Originally inspired by The Insitute's vision, Au Courant heightened my inspiration & enthusiasm for the non-profit by bringing together Dallas' young creative up-and-coming leaders with Dallas' prominent and established leaders.
The event was a private screening of Manny Mendoza and Mark Birnbaum's "Stop The Presses: The American Newspaper in Peril” at Angelika Film Center (stay tuned for a later post about this film.) The screening was followed by an open discussion with the two Filmmakers and members of the audience. It was a personal setting and a fascinating topic to discuss; one that I hadn't yet seen discussed amongst my peers and one that will not go unrecognized in future conversations, thanks to the documentary and that evening.
Photograph by Jessica Young
The event was open to members and non-members and admission was more than reasonably priced at $15. This was the last event of the year for the Au Courant, however there are events going on with Dallas Institute through the remainder of this year. Now that I've signed up for their newsletter I'll be sure to post the Au Courant events before they happen!
If you're interested in membership with The Dallas Institute or Au Courant, contact Lauren E. Loggins or register online. Au Courant is offered to DIHC members at no additional cost.
The Dallas Institute Mission:
The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture is a nonprofit educational organization whose purpose is to enrich and deepen the practical life of the city with the wisdom and imagination of the humanities.
The Dallas Institute accomplishes its purpose through programs for school teachers and principals, general courses of study, public and professional seminars, publications, conferences, and civic involvement.