The Cultural Events Board and GLBTQ Resource Center Present: The New Black
Feb. 18th, 2014 in HUMN 1B50
Doors open at 5:30 PM Events Starts 6:00 PM
After the film join us for a panel discussion with Bianca Williams, Ph.D. and Kwame Holmes, Ethnic Studies!
I would like to invite you and your students to the screening of The New Black. The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the GLBTQ rights issue in light of the recent equality for marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar—the black church and reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda.
The New Black takes viewers into the pews and onto the streets and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland and charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community.
Screening of ‘The New Black’, Tues 2/28 6pm with ETHN panel discussion!