Community Cinema sets next film, discussion
A free screening and community discussion of the film "The New Black" will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U.
Illinois Public Media's June Community Cinema film tells the story of how African American communities are grappling with issues in light of the recent same-sex marriage movement and the fight over civil rights.
The one-hour film follows activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize same-sex marriage while it examines homophobia in the black church.
It also explores the strategy of some Christian activist groups of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue a political agenda that opposes LGBT rights.
Discussion panelists will include two University of Illinois professors, Kevin Mumford, from the Department of History; and Carla Hunter fdrom the Department of Psychology.
Free parking is available in lot D22 next to the museum.