BLACK IMAGES IN THE MEDIA SYMPOSIUM AND ARTS FESTIVAL
WHAT IS IT: The Black Images in the Media Symposium and Arts Festival, sponsored by the University of Houston African American Studies Program was conceived after the recent controversy involving racially insensitive statements by Keith Richards and Don Imus. Afterwards many in the media offered an analysis that blamed Black pop culture for creating a climate that facilitated such statements. While many of us in the African American community feel that this is yet another case of blaming the victim, we do recognize that it is primarily our role to promote positive black images. The Black Images in the Media Symposium and Arts Festival aims to do just that. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in discussion, dialogue about African American images as well as celebrate the beauty of our images.
Please send abstracts to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send film submissions to:
Black Images in the Media Symposium and Arts Festival
C/o Franklin J Anderson
Africana Studies Program
University of Houston
4800 Calhoun, 632 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, Texas 77004
Other highlights will include a networking mixer, spoken word night and an awards banquet featuring a special celebrity guest
WHERE IS IT: The Black Images in the Media Symposium and Arts Festival will be held at the University Hilton Hotel on the campus of the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. The University Hilton is easily accessible from both major airports, Houston Hobby and Intercontinental Airport.
WHEN IS IT: This historic event will be held April 13-16, 2011 A complete schedule of daily events is included.
Program Manager African American Studies
University Of Houston
4800 Calhoun, 633 Agnes Arnold Hall
713-743-2818 Fax Email: email@example.com Visit the website at http://www.class.uh.edu/aas
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