UNITED BLACK WORLD MONTH presents Black Movements in Film

February 5, 2018
AAAS Film Series 2018 poster

On Monday, February 5 at 6:00PM, The Department of African American Studies and the Student Life Multicultural Center will kick off a month long series of films to celebrate United Black World Month.

The series will start off with a screening of the 1978 classic, The Wiz. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the film, so please come out and also spread the word within your networks about the opportunity to discuss the significance of this film to black resistance in 1978 and in 2018.

 

Film Screening: The Wiz 

The Department of African American and African Studies along with the SL Multicultural Center presents our series: Black Movements in Film. On Monday, February 05 join us for The Wiz, a creative reimagining of the Wizard of Oz through a Black lens. 

As we seek to understand more about historic Black resistance movements, this film helps us to explore the theme of resistance through creativity and film. After the viewing, there will be a facilitated dialogue around current and historic Black resistance movements led by Professor Simone Drake.

Monday, Feb. 5, 6 p.m.
Alonso Family Room, SL Multicultural Center
Program sponsors: African American and African Studies and the SL Multicultural Center 

Please also mark your calendar for future screenings.

Film Screening: Juice

As a part of United Black World Month, the Department of African American and African Studies along with the SL Multicultural Center presents our series: Black Movements in Film. On Monday, February 12 join us for the film Juice. The film explores some of the issues surrounding urban Black men and boys, especially racism.

After the viewing, there will be a facilitated dialogue around current and historic resistance movements led by Professor Terrence Dean.

Monday, Feb. 12, 6 p.m.
Alonso Family Room, SL Multicultural Center
Program sponsors: African American and African Studies and the SL Multicultural Center

Film Screening: Selma

The Department of African American and African Studies along with the SL Multicultural Center presents our series: Black Movements in Film. On Monday, February 26 join us for the film Selma. This film is a chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

After the viewing, there will be a facilitated dialogue around current and historic Black resistance movements

Monday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m.
Alonso Family Room, SL Multicultural Center
Program sponsors: African American and African Studies and the SL Multicultural Center.

AAAS Film Series 2018 poster