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THE NEW BLACK
a film by Yoruba Richen
The New Black tells the story of how the African American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the gay 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.
Film and Discussion with Samantha Master (appears in film)
Samantha currently serves as the Youth and Campus Engagement Assistant with the Human Rights Campaignwhere she engages and builds with students, faculty and administrators at historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) to move forward LGBT inclusion on these campuses. She is also a member of the Beyond 100 Movement where she serves in training and capacity building.
Tim'm T. West - Black, gay-identified, feminist, POZ, and working class, Tim'm T. West has embraced all of who he is and, with laser-beam precision, harnessed the power of his truth to illuminate, celebrate, inspire, provoke, and bear witness. Tim'm grew up in Taylor, Arkansas and holds a B.A. from Duke University and M.A.s from Stanford University and the New School for Social Research. Tim'm is an educator and multi-discipline performance artist, author, hip hop recording artist, poet, activist and youth advocate. You can see Tim in Byron Hurt's "Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes."
Moderated by Kimberley McLeod
Kimberley McLeod is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Elixher an award-winning GLAAD Media Award nominated website and magazine geared towards Black lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer women. It features uplifting, engaging, empowering and intelligent content (everything from news to commentary to profiles to entertainment).
WOMEN AND GIRLS LEAD Community Partners - Washington, DC American Association of University Women (AAUW), Girl Scouts of the National Capital Region, OneBlue.org, National Capital Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women, Global Campaign for Education US Chapter, Institute for Policy Studies, Women In Film and Video
Community Cinema is a national civic engagement initiative featuring free screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Presented by Independent Television Service (ITVS) in partnership with local public television stations and community organizations, these in-person events and online social screenings bring community members together to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time. For a complete lineup and more information about the Community Cinema series visit: communitycinema.org.
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