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"Moonlight" Screening w/Dr. Ashon Crawley

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
  1–4 p.m.

Location: Highlander Union Building 355
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Category: Screening


Join us for a free film screening of Moonlight, followed by a talk with Dr. Ashon Crawley.

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, Moonlight is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Winner of Best Picture.

Ashon Crawley is Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at University of California, Riverside. He will be leaving UCR to join University of Virginia in the fall of 2017 as Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and African American Studies. His research and teaching experiences are in the areas of Black Studies, Performance Theory and Sound Studies, Philosophy and Theology, Black Feminist and Queer theories. His first book project, *Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility* (Fordham University Press), is an investigation of aesthetics and performance as modes of collective, social imaginings otherwise. Dr. Crawley's talk will begin by 3pm after the screening.

Presented by the LGBT Resource Center. This event is supported by the Highlander Empowerment Referendum.

Open to: Campus Only
Admission: Free
Sponsor: LGBT Resource Center

Contact Information:
Nancy Jean Tubbs