PHONE: (313) 593-5644
DATE: August 13, 2003
Race documentary to be screened
DEARBORN---The University of Michigan-Dearborn's African
and African American Studies Program, in conjunction with Detroit
Public Television, will host an advance screening and panel discussion
for the series "Matters
of Race" from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 17 in
Room 1030 of the campus's College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building.
The screening, which is free and open to the public, showcases the innovative
four-hour television series about race, power, culture and identity in
contemporary American society. The screening is supported in part by a
Diversity Challenge grant administered by the Office
of the Provost.
After the screening, filmmakers Danzy Senna and Phil Bertelsen will join
UM-Dearborn faculty members to partake in a panel discussion about the
series. Participating UM-Dearborn faculty members include humanities Prof.
Deborah Smith Pollard, director of the African
and African American Studies Program; Simboo Singh, assistant professor
of sociology; English Prof. Poonam Arora, chair of the Department of Humanities;
and Kevin Early, associate professor of sociology.
Refreshments will be served following the screening and panel discussion.
The full "Matters of Race" series will premiere on DPTV at
9 p.m. on September 23 and September 24, and air on more than 300 public
television stations nationwide.
For more information on the UM-Dearborn screening, contact Smith Pollard
at (313) 593-5213.