Wed. Jun. 16, 2021 at 7pm via ZOOM | "An American Reckoning?" is a documentary project that will explore the deep divide on issues of race that endures in our nation; and will endeavor to discover the face of racism in present day America. | WATCH THE TRAILER
In this preview of the upcoming film, brutal murders we have viewed on screen are revisited by Black women who have experienced their own share of racial trauma.
Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Jabbar R. Bennett, Ph.D., will introduce the film project.
Scheduled Panelists include:
- Lillian Young, graduate student
- Nala Davis, co-producer and recent MSU alumnus
- Michealei Graham, freelance reporter and MSU alumnus
The panel will be moderated by Dr. Teresa Mastin and Amol Pavangadkar.
The evening will also include comments from Dr. Prabu David, dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences; Susi Elkins, WKAR director of broadcasting and general manager; and Dr. Tim Vos, director of the School of Journalism.
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If you have questions about this event, please send an email to Amol Pavangadkar at Pavangad@msu.edu.
This event is featured as part of the Michigan State University Juneteenth Celebration.
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More About the Film: An American Reckoning?
In 2020 an estimated 16 million people took part in what became the largest mass protests in the history of the United States of America. There is a deep divide in our nation surrounding race, and certainly a deep wound. This documentary will explore why that divide endures and endeavors to discover the face of racism in present day America. In this trailer, the brutal murders we have viewed on screen are revisited by black women who have experienced their own share of racial trauma. They begin to heal through their conversations and connections with each other, as they contextualize and share their experiences of racism in America. We consider this event to be a kickoff for a series of conversations which will feed into our long form documentary in the near future.