Tuesday, September 3rd, Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film presents: Little White Lie

Little White Lie tells Lacey Schwartz’s story of growing up in a typical upper-middle-class Jewish household in Woodstock, NY, with loving parents and a strong sense of her Jewish identity — despite the open questions from those around her about how a white girl could have such dark skin. She believes her family’s explanation that her looks were inherited from her dark-skinned Sicilian grandfather. But when her parents abruptly split, her gut starts to tell her something different.At age of 18, she finally confronts her mother and learns the truth: her biological father was not the man who raised her, but a black man named Rodney with whom her mother had had an affair.

Panthers line up at a Free Huey rally in Defermery Park, in west Oakland’s ghetto.   Light skinned man is Gregory Harrison.  His brother, Oleander, went to Sacramento with Bobby & Huey. July 28, 1968Tuesday, September 8, Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film presents: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.

THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION is the first feature length documentary to showcase the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. An essential history, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, is a vibrant chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America.

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Amiri Baraka: Meetings and Remarkable Journeys Exhibition and Symposium, Sept 16 and Sept 17 

“Meetings and Remarkable Journeys” examines the life, work and legacy of Amiri Baraka. The event kicks off on Wednesday, September 16 with an opening reception at 6:00 pm. in the lobby of the Stone Center. The evening also includes the opening of the exhibition, Meetings and Remarkable Journeys, featuring over 150 documents, photographs, publications and original drawings and paintings by Amiri Baraka. The opening also features a screening of a filmed version of Baraka’s seminal drama, “Dutchman.”

The symposium continues on Thursday, September 17 from 8:30am to 8:30pm with a day of film screenings and sessions with panelist including: Woodie King, Jr., Amina Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, John Bracey Jr., Alex Carter, Mae Henderson, Lita Hooper, E. Ethelbert Miller, Mark Anthony Neal, Amy Abugo Ongiri, Michael Simanga, James Smethurst, and Komozi Woodard. RSVP is requested at stonecenter.unc.edu, 919-962-9001 or http://sonjahaynesstonectr.unc.edu/

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