The Souls of Black Girls is an award-winning provocative news documentary that raises the question of whether or not women of color may be suffering from a self-image disorder as a result of trying to attain the standards of beauty that are celebrated in media images. The candid piece features interviews with young women discussing their self-image as well as social commentary from Rapper/Political Activist Chuck D, Actresses Regina King and Jada Pinkett Smith, PBS Washington Week Moderator Gwen Ifill and Cultural Critic Michaela Angela Davis, among others.
02/05/2017 – Paragraph 175 Film & Discussion (6:00-8:00 pm) Library Events Area
Shortly after the Nazis became the only legal party in the Third Reich, homosexual men and women became the target of police raids and interrogation. Under a section of the existing 1871 German Penal code, known as Paragraph 175, made sexual acts between men a punishable act. In 1935, the Nazi regime revised the Paragraph 175 to make homosexuality illegal. This film follows the personal stories of gay men and women who survived Nazi persecution. Dorothy Chambers, from C.A.N.D.L.E.S. Museum, will lead the discussion.
11:00am-1:00 pm – Library Events Area
God Grew Tired of Us: God Grew Tired of Us is a 2006 documentary film about three of the “Lost Boys of Sudan“, a group of some 25,000 young men who have fled the wars in Sudan since the 1980s, and their experiences as they move to the United States. The film was written and directed by Christopher Dillon Quinn.
Global Engagement is hosting this event as part of International Education Week.