My first event of 2016 is going to be an interesting one. It will be a January 14 screening of the Yoruba Richen documentary The New Black followed by a community panel discussion about the HERO and our way forward as a community.
I’ve seen the movie already, and it documents the marriage equality fight in Maryland and the successful ballot campaign to defend it in a state with a significant African-American population.
The movie had a few familiar faces in it for me like NBJC executive director and CEO Sharon Lettman-Hicks and one of my activist homegirls in Samantha Master.
The panel after the movie will be moderated by Januari Leo, and be comprised of Fran Watson, Christina Gorczynski. Shekira Dennis and moi.
It is sponsored by the Iota chapter of Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity, Inc and will take place at 14 Pews starting at 6 PM CST with a reception followed by the movie screening starting at 7 PM.
14 Pews is located at 800 Aurora St. in H-town, and hope to see you there .