The Appreciating Diversity Film Series 

ADFS has been hosting screenings of top-quality diversity-related documentaries since 1997. We screen about six documentary films each year*, and follow each screening with speakers or a community conversation. Every film is shown both in Oakland and in Piedmont.

Our screenings are ALWAYS FREE.

ADFS is an all-volunteer non-profit organization supported by the Piedmont Anti-racism and Diversity Committee, the Piedmont Adult School, the City of Piedmont, the Piedmont Chapter of the League of Women Voters, and individual donors**.

The mission of the Appreciating Diversity Film Series is to bring powerful documentaries that examine issues of diversity to community audiences.  We aim to provide a venue that stimulates community dialogue about institutionalized power imbalances, broadens awareness, challenges assumptions, and encourages our audience to work toward a more just world.


You can donate to ADFS through PayPal, by using the button in the right column of our home page, or by sending a check to ADFS/ c/o Maude Pervere / 17 Mesa Avenue / Piedmont, CA 94611-3712


* For a partial list of our films, see our archives.

** Tax-deductible donations can be made to ADFS by check made out to ADFS, mailed to ADFS/ c/o Maude Pervere / 17 Mesa Ave / Piedmont, CA 94611-3712.