San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Filmed in Oregon, Black Girl In Suburbia is the feature debut documentary from Melissa Lowery that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately white communities. This is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color. This film explores through professional and personal interviews the conflict and issues black girls have relating to both white and black communities.
Black Girl In Suburbia intends to spark an open dialogue about race, identity, and perspective among all people. In hopes that these discussions will allow us to look at perceptions of ourselves, others and the community we live in as a whole.
Please join us for the N/NE Portland Premiere of the film and contribute to the community discussion to occur afterwards.
FREE and Open to the Public
Sunday, June 29, 2014 – 2:00-4:30 pm
North Portland Library – 512 N. Killingsworth
FILM – COMMUNITY DISCUSSION – REFRESHMENTS
Poem: "Brown Knows"
By La Toya A. Hampton aka Lady Rose
When & Where
Finding Our Road to Success (FORTS)
A multi-faceted individual, La Toya A. Hampton, MSW is an educator, mental health professional, youth and community advocate, entrepreneur, writer, spoken word artist and Founder and Director of Finding Our Road of Success (FORTS), a program that assists girls with the transition from elementary to middle school.
It is La Toya’s goal to combine her interests, talents, education and experience to help empower, as well as highlight the strengths of her community and fulfill her passion of helping youth, particularly adolescent girls of color through mentoring.