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Dear White People – Film Screening and Conversation

Join us as we view and unpack this thought-provoking film!

Thursday, September 24, 2015
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Performing Arts & Humanities Building : 132

The film Dear White People follows the lives of four black students at an Ivy League college. Director and writer Justin Simien says, “My film is about identity. It's about the difference between how the mass culture responds to a person because of their race and who that person understands themselves to truly be. All explored through the microcosm of a success-oriented Ivy League college.” After the screening, join us for a public conversation with featured speakers, Kimberly Moffitt and Damon Turner.

Featured Speakers:

Kimberly Moffit, Dresher Center Fellow and Associate Professor of American Studies, UMBC

Damon Turner, Adjunct Professor in African Studies, UMBC and PhD Candidate in African American History, Morgan State University

 Sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities; the Africana Studies Department; the American Studies Department; and Student Life’s Mosaic: Center for Culture and Diversity.