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What is Black III - Colorism and Its Impact on Communities of Color

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Barry University

11300 Northeast 2nd Avenue

Miami Shores, FL 33161

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Exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color outside of and within the Black American culture.

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South Florida People of Color in association with The Association of Black Psychology-South Florida Chapter Presents What is Black III: Colorism and Its Impact on Communities of Color

Documentary: Dark Girls, follow by a Talkback and Healing Circle

The Association of Black Psychologists wrote that "Dark Girls gives us an opportunity to take a soul-searching look at the effects of racism on the self-image of Black women personally and collectively, particularly as it relates to complexion, so that where healing is needed, we can heal; where our tools for resilience and defying the lie protected us, we can lift them up for celebration and increased use.

We will tackle colorism within the black community, sharing lived experiences as "Dark Girls" in America and the many struggles, notably damage to self-esteem from life-long feelings of being devalued, and the after effects of that.

Exploring skin color from historical, sociological, psychological and scientific perspectives, provides a global analysis, addressing contemporary issues like bullying, skin bleaching, and the popular “#teamlightskin versus #teamdarkskin” that was born on social media some years ago.

Finally, we will conclude on how women, girls, men and boys can get to the place of healing and become their higher selves.

Event is co-sponsored by Barry University's College of Arts and Science & Psych Dept. and Barry University Campus Ministry

Specific location: Barry University, Weber Hall - The Grand Hall Room

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