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Fourth Biennial Winter Institute for Black Studies announced

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Elisa J White, (808) 956-2824
Asst Prof, Ethnic Studies
Posted: Jan 20, 2011

Filmmakers CA Griffith and HLT Quan
Filmmakers CA Griffith and HLT Quan
Consider the inspiring depths of struggle, activism and the quest for social justice at the University of Hawaii Fourth Biennial Winter Institute for Black Studies on February 10 and 11, 2011 in the Art Auditorium on the 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 UH scholars and community members.

  

Thursday, February 10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the UH Manoa Art Auditorium

The Winter Institute for Black Studies will feature a screening of Mountains that Take Wing:  Angela Davis and Yuri Kochiyama and will include a pre-screening reception from 5 p.m.- 6 p.m. and a post-screening discussion panel featuring the documentary filmmakers, who include C.A. Griffith and H.L.T. Quan, with co-discussants, 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) and Elisa Joy White (UH Manoa, Dept. of Ethnic Studies). 

 

On Friday February 11th from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the UH Manoa Art Auditorium

The Winter Institute for Black Studies presents a workshop, “Documentary Filmmaking, Politics and Social Justice,” featuring a dialogue with CA Griffith and HLT 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 socio-economic class communities in Hawaii and beyond.

 

The workshop and dialogue will be facilitated by Wimal Dissanayake (UH Manoa, International Cultural Studies Program) and Elisa Joy White (UH Manoa, Dept. of Ethnic Studies).

 

The film covers a 10-year span of conversations between Davis and Kochiyama, icons of great 20th 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.

 

C.A. Griffith is an Associate Professor of Film and Theater at Arizona State University (ASU) and H.L.T. Quan is an Assistant Professor of Justice and Social Inquiry at ASU. 

 

The Winter Institute for Black Studies is free and open to the public.

 

The Fourth Biennial Winter Institute for Black Studies is sponsored by the University of Hawaii, UH Manoa Department of Ethnic Studies, the UH Diversity and Equity Initiative and the African American Diversity Cultural Center of Hawaii.

 

For more information on these events, contact Elisa White at ejwhite@hawaii.edu or 808.956.2824. Visit the Winter Institute website www.uhwibs.com (Mountains that Take Wing press packet also available at the WIBS website).

 

 

For more information, visit: http://www.uhwibs.com