By: Max Bruns ~Staff Writer~
The Student Activities Council (SAC) partnered with the Multicultural, Gender and Women’s Center and Residence Life to host a screening of the film “Dear White People.”
The showing will be at 6 p.m. on Jan. 21 in the Kennedy Auditorium.
The film explores what it’s like to be Black in the modern United States from the perspective of white people, using humor, irony and satire to bring up relevant issues in a serious but lighthearted way. Specifically, the film focuses on four Black students at an Ivy League college. SAC hopes the film spurs conversation in Xavier’s college setting.
The audience expected to be around 100 people, will watch the film and have a brief follow-up session in groups discussing themes of the film and how they relate to the Xavier community.
“The movie is part of Xavier’s Martin Luther King, Jr. week and is a continuation of SAC’s ‘Film for Thought’ movie series,” Tori Dickerson, chair of Life and Culture for SAC, said.
This year, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day fell during a time of serious racial awareness in the United States given the protests happening across the country.
“We hope the film will bring to light some of the issues that have been occurring across the nation as well as spur students into action to advocate for social justice, starting here on campus,” Dickerson said.
Xavier has hosted several events related to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, including a march downtown, a one-woman show and a discussion on racial tension. For more information on SAC events and events hosted on Xavier’s campus, visit the school’s calendar on http://www.xavier.edu/SAC or on Xavier’s homepage.
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