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Front Page - Friday, May 13, 2016

The Chattery and Society of Work teaming up for Cinematics

The Chattery and Society of Work are teaming up for Cinematics, a yearlong movie experience that combines the education of The Chattery and the collaboration of Society of Work to teach and engage Chattanoogans in conversation through the art of film.

“We started The Chattery to educate adults through fun and affordable classes taught by local experts and business owners,” says Jennifer Holder, operations headmaster of The Chattery. “Cinematics helps us to explore new territory by creating a dialogue around real issues.”

Every other month at Society of Work in The Edney Innovation Center, the organizations will host a movie around a theme, offer free food, and host a panel discussion to explore that theme and how it can be applicable to Chattanooga.

“Society of Work brings businesses together to work for a better Chattanooga,” says Mary Stargel, Community Manager of Society of Work. “Cinematics will inspire freelancers, small businesses, and other organizations to collaborate and brainstorm around a variety of issues.”

The first Cinematics was held on April 28 in partnership with The Nightingale Network, the grantmaking arm of The Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga (WFGC). The three organizations screened “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary about sexual assault on U.S. campuses and the impact on the victims and families. Free pizza was provided and local restaurant The Bitter Alibi supplied free beer.

“The event was a great way to experience firsthand how the WFGC ignites community engagement in our advocacy work by raising awareness of issues that affect women and girls,” says Kim Seavey, executive director for the WFCG.

Cinematics is funded by the UNFoundation, a grassroots giving circle. UNFoundation has funded community gardens, a 3D printer, film festivals, and a handicap accessible zip line.  Future partners include local clothing designer Temperate Clothing, Chattanooga School of Language, and other organizations that support efforts to engage the public through advocacy and education.

For information on the next event, visit cinematics.splashthat.com or call (423) 413-8978.

Source: The Chattery and Society of Work