Film FOCUS: My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond

Category: Film & Movies

Event Date:

Monday, April 17, 2017


7:00 pm


Main Library
325 Michigan
Toledo, OH 43604

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My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond
Monday, April 17, 2017 @ 7 p.m.
USA, documentary
How can you not fall in love with a woman who carries around a preserved human brain inside a giant flowery hat box? Meet Dr. Marian Diamond, renowned academic and research scientist, and prepare to be smitten.   This documentary follows this remarkable woman over a 5-year period and introduces the viewer to both her many scientific accomplishments and the warm, funny, and thoroughly charming woman herself, who describes her 60-year career researching the human brain as “pure joy.”

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Fair Housing: A Place to Call Home
Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 7 p.m.
USA, documentary
The U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1968 made it illegal to refuse to sell or rent a place to live to anyone based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, familial status or disability.  But that didn’t prevent discrimination.  This film recounts the history of housing discrimination in the United States while profiling the origins and ongoing work of the Toledo Fair Housing Center.  This fledgling organization founded in 1975 by a core group of concerned citizens had a central focus to expand equal housing opportunities for all people both locally and nationally. Today, the Toledo Fair Housing Center is recognized as a national leader for its fair housing investigations, precedent setting cases, enforcement, advocacy, training, and outreach.

Neither Heaven Nor Earth
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