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July 2020

The His-Her Story of America Part 2

July 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

by Anusha Natarajan, Arizona State University These sessions focus on the history of interracial relationships nationally and globally. It focuses on the evolution of relationships between different races and how that has an impact on identity through the analysis of popular media and legal cases.

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Streaming Black Part 2

July 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

by Terrell Redwood Topics covered in each session will center around three ideas: cinematic stereotypes, counter-stereotypes, and the oppositional gaze. Each episode will look at how race, police brutality, and gender are mentioned, discussed and portrayed in the everyday lives of black folk. We will look at everyday portrayals of black life in the household, workforce, and higher education. We will lastly look at how both Kenya Barris, and Shonda Rhimes depict the black experience and explore different possibilities for…

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Sketches of Race and the American Story Part 2

July 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

by Cormac Doebbeling Despite ongoing struggles to ensure equitable representation of minority voices in television and film, African American comedians have utilized sketch comedy to skewer systemic racism and raise awareness of the issues afflicting minority-majority communities. By employing diverse casts and writers' rooms, the shows In Living Color, Chappelle's Show, and Key & Peele have played integral roles in shaping how the American people perceive race. From a morose ex-con contracted to perform at children's birthday parties to President…

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Feminism and Race in America Part 2

July 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

by Jacqueline Hale Participants will relearn and redefine what feminism means to them throughout a 3 session conversation on feminism and race. In the first session, we will discuss our experiences with feminism and race through the lens of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED talk on “How To Be A Feminist.” We will then look at powerful women in the music industry (Taylor Swift and Beyoncé), and look at the similarities and differences in their careers and public perceptions due to…

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Queer. Black. Invisible. Part 2

July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

by Kiessence Bassett Throughout history we have seen that queerness is absence. This absence has caused a rift in the Black home leading queerness to be unacceptable and taboo. Through 3 films we will unpack the intersection of being queer and black.

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Get Out: Going B(l)ack to America Part 2

July 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

by AJ Foster The theme of Going B(l)ack to America is to look at ways the film, Get Out, depicts both accurate and inaccurate examples of race relations in America. In addition to looking at perceived examples of race relations in America, participants will also think critically about what they believe to be the ‘Sunken Place’ that Jordan Peel refers to in this film in relations to WEB DuBois’ theory of double consciousness.

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