Nov 8 - The Black Fatherhood Project: Free Film Screening and Director Q&A
Friday, November 8th – 7:00PM
Mudd Theatre at Claremont School of Theology
1325 N. College Ave, Claremont CA 91711 (Map)
Q&A with the filmmaker and light refreshments to follow
Sponsored by: Interreligious Council, Pan African Seminarians Association, Arts Council
How is your faith and justice work engaging the role of racism, slavery and incarceration in Black American families?
Filmmaker Jordan Thierry will visit Claremont School of Theology to explore the rising dilemma of fatherless Black families in his documentary, The Black Fatherhood Project on November 8th, 7PM in Mudd Theatre on the campus of Claremont School of Theology.
Directed and produced by Thierry, the film explores the roots of Black absentee parenting through the telling of his own story, interviews with prominent historians, and dialogue among a diverse selection of fathers. The discussions include personal experiences, inspirations, and insight on how communities can come together to ensure the power of a father's love is not lost on America's Black children.
"The film explores the issues that continue to plague the Black community," says Thierry. "It digs deep into history to identify how Black families functioned before slavery, how it and subsequent discrimination affected black fathers' involvement in their families, and its impact today."
After the film, a dialogue with Thierry and student leaders, faculty and attendees will follow. Attendees will be invited to continue the discussion at a “Cottage Conversation” taking place in North Housing graduate student apartments that evening.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit http://www.blackfatherhoodproject.com.
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