Talking Black in America

May 18, 2018 at 79 p.m.

TimeMay 18, 2018 at 79 p.m.
LocationAlumni Hall

Please join us for a screening of the much-anticipated documentary, Talking Black in America.

Talking Black in America follows the unique circumstances of the descendants of American slaves and their incredible impact on American life and language. Speech varieties from the African American community reflect the imprint of African language systems, the influences of regional British and Southern American dialects, and the creativity and resilience of people living through oppression, segregation and the fight for equality. Filmed across the United States, Talking Black in America is a startling revelation of language as legacy, identity and triumph over adversity. With Reverend Jeremiah Wright, DJ Nabs, Professor Griff, Quest M.C.O.D.Y., Dahlia the Poet, Nicky Sunshine and many others.

Please also join us for a post-screening discussion, with the following invited panelists:

Bukata Hayes, Executive Director, Greater Mankato Diversity Council

Tiffnie Jackson, Director of Racial Justice, Mankato YWCA

Brian Lozenski, Professor of Urban and Multicultural Education, Macalester College

Abdi Sabrie, Community Leader, Mankato Area

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