"Creatively Speaking" - A Day Long Conference on New Media Approaches
Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Spend the day with “Creatively Speaking” -- Saturday, February 22nd
A Day Long Conference highlighting New Media Approaches
2pm – 9pm Theresa Lang Student Center – 2nd floor, 55 West 13th Street
The Creatively Speaking Film series is an ongoing program curated by New School professor Michelle Materre. This month will feature a day-long conference of screenings, panels and networking open to the New School community, industry professionals, and independent film enthusiasts.
The day will consist of three distinctive programs:
Part 1 – 2:00 opening/introductions
2:15pm - “Forward Home: The Power of the Caribbean Diaspora” – Executive Produced by Dr. Keith Nurse, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica – 50mins.
Shot in nine countries across the globe, this film reveals the economic power of the people of the Caribbean Diaspora living in global cities and focuses on the significance of their contribution to their respective homelands as travelers and entrepreneurs.
3:15pm -Panel will feature filmmaker and global economist, Dr. Keith Nurse; and other invited guests.
4:00pm – Coffee break/Networking
Part 2 --4:30pm – “Living Thinkers: An autobiography of Black Women in the Ivory Tower” – by Roxanna Walker-Canton – 75 mins. Roxana Walker-Canton is an award-winning independent documentary-maker, video installation artist and professor of media studies and screenwriting.Living Thinkers examines the intersection of race, class and gender in the experiences of contemporary Black women professors and administrators through their education narratives from girlhood to the present. Black women see the university as a space to find personal identity, give voice to global and community issues, and make significant contributions to American intellectual history, revealing the trials, disappointments and triumphs of becoming Black women professors in the US.
5:45pm – Panel will feature filmmaker Roxana Walker Canton, and other invited guests, moderated by Dr. Tracyann Williams, Director of Academic Advising, The New School.
6:30pm – Reception
Part 3 -- 7:00pm - #Black, Brown and Digital – a presentation of up and coming web series and their producers curated by New School SUS Alumni Darren Mallett and New School Media Studies student Empress Varnado.
7:30pm - #bbdigital presentation
9:00pm – end of program
This conference is co-sponsored by School of Media Studies and School of Undergraduate Studies. The New School for Public Engagement, pending (Milano, GPIA, and Student Senate).
When & Where
Crystal Emery -- filmmaker, author and CEO of URU the Right To Be, Inc.
Crystal Renée Emery is founder and executive director of URU, The Right to Be, Inc., a non-profit media production organization working to promote cultural competency and collaboration among diverse racial, social and economic groups. She is the producer and director of Changing the Face of Medicine and author of Against All Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine.