Please join us for a FREE Community Cinema 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 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.
The panel includes Rev. Shanea D. Leonard, founder of JUDAH Fellowship which is the only affirming, Black church in Pittsburgh; La’Tasha D. Mayes, Founder and Executive Director of New Voices Pittsburgh: Women of Color for Reproductive Justice; and Deryck Tines, pastor of ONEchurch, a religious artist, and a Gospel musician based in Pittsburgh who performs internationally.
Doors open at 5:00, with film showing at 5:30 and panel discussion to follow.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The film and panel discussion are free, but admission to the film requires preregistration--and admission tickets will be collected.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History: Earth Theatre. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Race: Are We So Different?" Directions to the Earth Theater here. (First floor, beyond the dinosaurs, to the left.)
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
At the screening, the first 50 registrants will get a complimentary pass to visit the museum. Call 412.622.1398 for more information.
WQED Multimedia brings you Community Cinema, a free series of documentary screenings on topicsimportant to our community, region, and world. Pittsburgh's Community Cinema provides an opportunity to view films from the award-winning PBS series Independent Lens, prior to their release on television.
Pittsburgh's Community Cinema is an educational forum to explore and discuss the many important and timely social issues featured in the films. Pittsburgh's Community Cinema gives you a chance to share and act. Community Cinema is a lens that sharpens our world view and we're bringing it to you monthly with our community partner, the Girls Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania. More information, including a roster of this year's Community Cinema documentaries, at wqed.org/communitycinema