In recognition of Black History Month, and the YWCA of Brooklyn will present the premiere of the film, “More Than a Month,” along with a discussion with filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman.
The free screening, held in association with WNET and ITVS, will take place Thursday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. in the campus’ Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts.
The film follows Tilghman, a 29-year-old African-American filmmaker, on his cross-country campaign to end the celebration of Black History Month. Through this tongue-in-cheek journey, “More Than a Month” explores the complexity and contradictions of relegating an entire group’s history to one month and investigates what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a “post-racial” America. Dr. Carol Allen, chair of the African Studies Program at LIU Brooklyn, will serve as moderator.
The YWCA of Brooklyn, whose motto is “Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women,” is co-sponsoring this screening through its partnership with PBS. The film will air on PBS stations nationwide later this month.
The event is free and open to the public. Kumble Theater is located on Flatbush Avenue, between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street, in Downtown Brooklyn. For tickets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Kumble box office at 718-488-1624. For additional information, please email email@example.com.