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Film Screening: “The New Black”

7:00pm - 9:00pmLower Auditorium, Wingate Hall


The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families, and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar — the black church — and reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda.

The New Black takes viewers into the pews, onto the streets, and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, charting the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community.

The film screening is sponsored by the following student organizations at the School of Divinity:

Akoni, dedicated to providing a platform for students of African ancestry and all registered students, faculty, and staff to explore theological education focused on the black religious experience, the Black Church as an expression of black religion, and the social, religious and political needs and concerns of the students and the black community.

Kaleidoscope, a voice for the full and equal participation of LGBTQ people in all areas of our shared academic, social, and faith life.

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AKONI and Kaleidoscope Student Organizations