Screening of Oscar-Winning Movie Informs Discussion of Racecraft, Representations, and Afro Latinos

February 13, 2018

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

A Cuban-themed light buffet will precede a screening of Moonlight, followed by a panel discussion on “Racecraft, Representations, and Afro Latinos.”

Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins, won the 89th Annual Academy Award for Best Picture; for Best Supporting Actor, Mahershala Ali; and for Best Adapted Screenplay: Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney.

The free, public event begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 in Harris Center with a light Cuban-themed buffet. The film screening begins at 6 p.m. in Harris Center Cinema.

The panel discussion, "Racecraft, Representations, and Afro Latinos," will follow the screening. Panelist are:

  • TJ Calhoun ’20, student
  • Simonne Carlton ’18, leader for Concerned Black Students
  • Erin Whalen ’12,  Los Angeles Posse alum and co-founder of RISE High, El Segundo, Calif.
  • Sean Wright ’20, student
  • Mirzam C. Pérez, associate professor of Spanish 

Moderator: Sharon M. Quinsaat, visiting assistant professor in sociology

Evening introduced by Katya Gibel Mevorach, professor, Cultural Film Committee

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