U.S. Consul General Visit
U.S. Consulate General Visit
The U.S. Embassy runs a Community Education Program, aimed at connecting academics from the United States with communities across Australia. As part of their focus to widen their reach from metropolitan regions in Australia, they will be bringing U.S. expert Alrick Brown and film Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities to Albany. The visit is supported by the US Consulate General in Perth.
There will be several events during this visit, the capstone being a screening of Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities at Albany Town Hall along with shorter films on the same topic, curated by Alrick Brown. The list of events, and how to book, can be found below.
The City has worked in conjunction with community partners to put this program together:
Albany Heritage Reference Group Aboriginal Corporation (AHRGAC)
- Museum of Great Southern
- UWA Albany Centre
- Albany Senior High School
- North Albany Senior High School
Friday, March 9
6.00pm - 9.00pm
Albany Town Hall
217 York Street, Albany
Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, “Tell them We Are Rising” examines the impact of Historical Black Colleges and Universities have had on American history, culture and national identity. Black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. For the first time ever, their story is told in this film.
The program will feature public presentations by U.S. film expert Alrick Brown including a film screening of 2017 Sundance Selection, Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, as well as a presentation by Consul General Cooke.
This is a free event, registrations are essential. To register, visit
Wednesday, March 7
5.00pm - 6.00pm
The Albany Centre, UWA
35 Stirling Terrace, Albany
The History of African American image in cinema with guest speaker Assistant Professor Alrick Brown, New York University.
Alrick Brown is Assistant Professor of Undergraduate Film and Television at New York University. An award winning writer and director, Professor Brown’s commitment to social, political and economic justice, and revealing the heart of the world through the craft of storytelling is what draws audiences and peers to his work.
This is a free event, bookings are essential.
To book call 9842 0850 or email email@example.com
Alrick Brown’s visit to Albany is sponsored by the US Consulate General, Perth
Thursday, March 8
10.30am - 12.00pm
Museum of the Great Southern
A highly sought after public speaker, Alrick’s commitment to social, political and economic justice, and revealing the heart of the world through the craft of storytelling is what draws audiences and peers to his work. Alrick will showcase his collective body of film work which has screened in numerous festivals worldwide, earning several honours.
This is a free event. Bookings required. Please call (08) 9841 4844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, March 8
6.30pm - 7.30pm
Albany Entertainment Centre, Kalyenup Studio
Toll Place, Albany
The Great Southern Speaker Series, a collaboration between the City of Albany, South Coast NRM, UWA Albany and Great Southern Development Commission are pleased to present its first event for the year: Rachel Cooke, US Consul General. Ms Cooke will be ‘in conversation’ with the ABC’s Christine Layton for International Women’s Day.
Tickets for this event are now on sale, and are only $15pp and can be purchased from the AEC Box Office or online: https://www.ptt.wa.gov.au/venues/albany-entertainment-centre/whats-on/in-conversation-with-rachel-cooke-consul-general-of-the-united-states/
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The first IWD occurred over a century ago, coordinated by the Suffragettes in 1911. More information about IWD can be found here: https://internationalwomensday.com/