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Making and Shaping History: In honor of Black History Month 2017, the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium is offering programming designed to educate, inspire and empower us to make and shape history. 360 degree clips featuring #BLM/stopping the violence events from around the country will be shown on the dome. Post-screening discussion will provide participants with an array of opportunities to make and shape history within whatever means available — whether it be time, money, and/or day-to-day interactions. Facilitators include Aukram Burton, Executive Director, Kentucky Center for African American Heritage and Sadiqa Reynolds, President and CEO of the Louisville Urban League.

#BLM virtual reality screenings at the planetarium are free and open to the public.

Immediately following each planetarium screening is the Speed Cinema screening of the award-winning film “I Am Not Your Negro.” The film is a documentary about James Baldwin, and takes viewers on a journey through history starting with the Civil Rights movement to the present day #BlackLivesMatter (#BLM) movement.