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Student Event: ‘Brown Girls’ Screening
January 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Student Event: Brown Girls Screening
12:00 – 1:00pm
Tuesday, January 29; Wednesday, January 30; and Thursday, January 31 | The Commons
Supported by The Commons, The Raven Book Store, the Office of First-Year Experience, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, the Office of Research, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and the Office of the Provost
Brown Girls is a web series, which focuses on the lives and friendship of Leila and Patricia, two young women of color who come from vastly different backgrounds. Viewers are introduced to a cadre of characters as the friends traverse the city of Chicago in pursuit of their life goals.
The show is written by Fatimah Asghar, a nationally touring poet, performer, educator, and writer, whose work has been featured in many journals and multiple news outlets. She will read from her most recent collection of poems, If They Come For Us (One World/Random House in August 2018) at Liberty Hall on February 5th, with Safia Elhillo, her co-editor of the forthcoming anthology Halal If You Hear Me (Haymarket Books, 2019). Brown Girls is directed and produced by Sam Bailey.
This series of screenings is offered for students and hosted by students. Each day will feature different episodes of the series. Students are invited to attend one, two, or all three screening events.