Location: UMKC Royall Hall, Room 111
800 E. 52nd St. Kansas City, MO 64110
Free parking in the parking garage at 52nd and Rockhill Rd.
Proof of vaccination is required. Masks recommended. Check-in and mingle starting at 10:30 a.m.
The featured presentation will not be broadcast online. Please attend in person to view the award-winning short films.
Musical guest: Nicole Springer*
Community moment: Will Manning
Featured speaker: Filmmaker Lindsey Doolittle
*Note: Attendees are encouraged to bring menstrual product donations for Nicole’s nonprofit organization: No Shame: A Period Product Project for Our Underserved Communities.
Independent filmmaker Lindsey Doolittle will be privately screening her award-winning short films, Faces After Suicide and Goodnight Mr. Vincent Van Gogh. Both films explore the topic of losing someone to suicide, which may be triggering to survivors. Viewer discretion is advised.
In 2015, her husband, Sgt. Brett Doolittle of the KCKPD, died by suicide at their home. People who have lost someone to suicide often not only blame themselves but are usually blamed by others. Through her art she continues to support survivors, lift the blame, and help promote forward thinking on raising awareness.
Released in 2021, both films have screened in over 15 countries at 50 different film festivals, and received 23 awards, including 14 award winners.
Following the films, there will be a Q&A and a silent auction of one of the filmmaker’s artworks. All proceeds will go back to Oasis.