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November 14 Future Initiative: Media Blackness



Please join the Futures Initiative on November 14, 2016 from 12:00-1:00 for Media Blackness, an engaged conversation about the rendering of blackness in, across, and through multiple forms of media. The discussion will include multiple perspectives on the intersections of blackness and aesthetics in film, television, digital media, and beyond. Panelists include Cathy N. Davidson (CUNY Graduate Center), Shelly Eversley (Baruch College), Racquel Gates (College of Staten Island) and Michael Gillespie (City College). For those joining us in person, a reception and signing of Michael Gillespie’s new book Film Blackness: American Cinema and the Idea of Black Film (Duke University Press) will follow. Space is limited, so please RSVP[] if you hope to join us.

Schedule of Events on November 14

  • 11:00 EST: Twitter Chat. Join an online discussion on the topic using the hashtag #fight4edu. The discussion will be led by HASTAC Scholars.
  • 12:00 EST: Panel Discussion, GC 9204. Join us at the Graduate Center or via livestream for a discussion with panelists Cathy N. Davidson, Shelly Eversley, Racquel Gates, and Michael Gillespie.
  • 1:00 EST: Reception and informal conversations, GC 9204. Continue the discussion over coffee and cookies.

How to Join Us

The discussion will be co-sponsored by HASTAC, the GC English Department, the American Studies Certificate Program, the Film Studies Certificate Program, the Center for the Humanities, and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Please feel free to share this invitation with your network. More details are below and the RSVP page[].