KLRU and The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History invite you to preview When I Rise, an inspirational story about finding forgiveness, on Thursday, September 9. RSVP to this free event now.
A gifted black music student at the University of Texas is thrust into a civil rights storm that changes her life forever. Barbara Smith Conrad is cast in an opera to co-star with a white male classmate, fueling a racist backlash from members of the Texas legislature. Conrad goes on to become an internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano and headlines on stages around the world. A behind-the-scenes discussion will follow the screening with special guests including director Mat Hames.
Discounted parking for this event will be available in the San Antonio parking garage. You must bring your garage ticket to the event to receive the discount.
KLRU Community Screenings made possible with support from
Austin Community College,
The Austin Chronicle, KUT 90.5 FM, Frank, Texas Coffee Traders and Live Oak Brewing Company.
Special thanks to Alpheus Media, Allentown Productions and Screen Door Films