Bringing Our Community Together One Film at a Time

Thursday, March 15, at 6:30 pm:

Ossining Library’s Budarz Theater: 53 Croton Ave, Ossining, NY 10562

The Empowerment Project

Our Panelists:

Diana Gonzales

As the Director for the Unaccompanied Migrant Children’s Program at Leake and Watts Services, Inc, Diana is a staunch advocate for helping children in need in Westchester County and the rest of New York; whether it is migrant children or teens with emotional and behavioral challenges. When Diana isn’t leading one of New York’s only programs for unaccompanied youth, she is a mother of two girls and a student, having received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, a Developing Leaders Diploma from the Columbia Business School, and currently pursuing her MBA.



Ingrid Jensen
Jazz Trumpet Musician and Educator

Hailed as one of the most gifted trumpeters of her generation, Ingrid has performed with a multi-generational cast of jazz legends ranging from Clark Terry to Esperanza Spalding. In addition to her busy sideman and featured soloist schedule, Jensen leads her own quintet, quartet and organ trio. Her own bands have garnered glowing reviews and a loyal fan base in Australia, South Africa, almost every country in Europe, across Canada, the US, South America (including Brazil, Peru, and Chile), Japan and Mexico.



Katherine Brezler
Educator and Advocate
New York City Public Schools
NYS Senate District 37th Candidate

A second-grade public school teacher, Kat has been a staunch advocate for policies that work for New York public education and for the families of New York State. She has collaborated with the Alliance for Quality Education, Citizen Action of New York, and sits on NYSUT’s LGBTQ Task Force. From early anti-war demonstrations to single-payer health care organizing, she has worked tirelessly to advocate for the 99%.

 “In feature films the director is God; in documentary films, God is the director.”  ~Alfred Hitchcock

It is our mission to bring our community together to watch, enjoy and engage in conversations about documentaries.

We choose documentaries we hope will open our eyes collectively to issues that are important to our lives in Ossining.

At these free screenings, we will have a panel of experts available to answer questions and facilitate our discussion.

We hope that the issues raised in the documentary will encourage the viewers to ask questions and seek out ways to make a difference in Ossining and in The World.  Please check our schedule and mark your calendars for our upcoming screenings.

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