In honor of the 2013 Black History Month Theme, “Shades of Experience,” MESA/Trotter’s Black History Month Committee is pleased to present Defining Blackness: A Film Screening & Critical Conversation on Black Identity. The goal of “Shades of Experience” is to reveal the richness and diversity of Black life, both domestically and abroad, by sharing individual stories and lived experiences. We are happy to present Negro, a docu-series exploring identity, colonization, racism and the African Diaspora in Latin American and the Caribbean and the color complex among Latin@s, and Black Folk Don’t, a provocative and irreverent new web series exploring the grey areas between stereotype and truth. We hope to utilize these two innovative web series to foster a critical dialogue that challenges the notion of the monolithic Black experience and helps us think about the meaning of race today.
For more information on the docu-series, please visit:
· Negro: http://negrodocumentary.com/
· Black Folk Don’t: http://blackfolkdont.com/
Free food will be provided from Haifa Falafel.
Note: This event was rescheduled from February 26th due to inclement weather.