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Whose Streets? Screening and Discussion

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Tsai Performance Center

685 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215

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Join us for a screening of the film Whose Streets? followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker Damon Davis, Phillipe Copeland - School of Social Work, Ashley Farmer - History and African American Studies, and Pamela Lightsey - School of Theology, moderated by Jessica Simes - Sociology.

Co-Sponsored by: Sociology Department, Women’s, Gender and Sexualities Studies Program, Howard Thurman Center, Initiative on Cities, BU Arts Initiative, College of Arts & Sciences, School of Theology, School of Social Work, College of Communication, African American Studies

Damon Davis is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist who works and resides in St. Louis, Missouri. His scope includes illustration, painting, printmaking, music, film, and public art. Davis has work in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts (MoCADA) in Brooklyn and the San Diego Contemporary Museum of Art. Acclaimed cultural critic and scholar Jeff Chang licensed Davis’ piece, All Hands on Deck, as the cover art for Chang’s 2016 book “We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation.” For his work as the founder of independent music and art imprint, Far Fetched, Davis received The Riverfront Times MasterMind Award (2013), St. Louis Soup Across the Delmar Divide Award (2013), and Best Hip Hop Producer SLUMfest Award (2014). He is also a Regional Arts Commission Community Arts Training Fellow (2012) and was named to Alive Magazine's Buzz List (2013). The documentary short A Story To Tell (2013), which profiled Davis, his work, and the creative process, won an Emmy Award Mid America for Best Short Form Program. Whose Streets? is Davis’ first foray into feature-length documentary; Filmmaker Magazine selected him and Director Sabaah Folayan for their “25 New Faces of Independent Film 2016.” Davis is a 2015 Firelight Media Producers Lab Fellow and a 2016 Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Lab Fellow at Skywalker Sound.


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