We are pleased to announce that the University of Hawaii Fourth Biennial Winter Institute for Black Studies will occur on February 10-11, 2011 in the Art Auditorium at the University of Hawaii-Manoa campus.
The theme of the 2011 Winter Institute, “When Then Is Now: A Meditation on Social Justice, Activism and Political Change,” will be explored through a special screening of the highly acclaimed documentary film, Mountains that Take Wing: Angela Davis and Yuri Kochiyama, discussions with the film’s co-directors, CA Griffith and HLT Quan, and University of Hawaii scholars and community members.
The film covers a 10-year span of conversations between Davis and Kochiyama, icons of great twentieth century social movements who continue to forge change in the twenty-first century. They both exemplify the intertwined African American and Japanese American liberation and civil rights struggles, as well as embody the fight for justice and human rights across ethnic, social, gender, regional and national lines.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 10th 6pm-9pm – UH Manoa Art Auditorium
(Pre-screening reception on Art Auditorium lanai 5pm-6pm)
Screening of Mountains that Take Wing: Angela Davis and Yuri Kochiyama
Post-screening discussion panel featuring the documentary filmmakers C.A. Griffith (Associate Professor of Film and Theater at Arizona State University) and H.L.T. Quan (Assistant Professor of Justice and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University).
Marsha Joyner (President Emeritus, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition - Hawai`i), Njoroge Njoroge (UH Manoa, Dept. of History)
Jon Okamura (UH Manoa, Dept. of Ethnic Studies)
Elisa Joy White (UH Manoa, Dept. of Ethnic Studies).
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
FRIDAY February 11th 1:30pm – 3:30pm - UH Manoa Art Auditorium
Special Workshop – “Documentary Filmmaking, Politics and Social Justice”
A dialogue with C.A. Griffith and H.L.T. Quan, the filmmakers of Mountains that Take Wing: Angela Davis and Yuri Kochiyama.
The workshop will address the process and role of documentary film and filmmaking when considering political and social change and related struggles experienced by ethnic and socioeconomic class communities in
Hawai ‘i and beyond.
Facilitated by Wimal Dissanayake (UH Manoa, International Cultural Studies Program) and Elisa Joy White (UH Manoa, Dept. of Ethnic Studies).
The Fourth Biennial Winter Institute for Black Studies is sponsored by the University of Hawai ‘i, UH Mânoa Department of Ethnic Studies, the UH Mânoa Diversity and Equity Initiative and the African American Diversity Cultural Center of Hawaii.
For more information on these events, please contact Elisa White, 2011 WIBS program chair - email@example.com or 808.956.2824 or visit the Winter Institute website www.uhwibs.com (Mountains that Take Wing PRESS PACKET also available at the WIBS website)
Elisa White, 2011 WIBS Planning Committee Chair
University of Hawaii at Manoa
College of Social Sciences
Department of Ethnic Studies
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