On Thursday November 12, 2015 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Capitol Theater/ACT school in Willimantic, QVCC and ECSU will host a screening of the classic Baldwin biopic The Price of the Ticket, and a panel discussion addressing the question: “How can James Baldwin’s legacy inform our struggles against racism and for social justice today?”
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Panelists will include:
Dr. Stacey Close, ECSU Associate VP of Equity and Diversity, history scholar, and one of “100 Most Influential African Americans in CT” (NAACP)
Dr. Reginald Flood: Professor of English; Director of African-American Studies, ECSU; author of Coffle (Willow Books 2012); Cave Canem fellow.
Dr. Sean Frederick Forbes: Acting Director of the UConn Creative Writing Program; Adjunct Professor of English, UConn; author of Providencia (2Leaf Press 2013)
Karen Thorsen: Co-director and producer of award-winning film James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket, and director of the James Baldwin Project