Former Visiting Faculty Fellow Yvonne Welbon Returns This Fall With Her Latest Project
Yvonne Welbon, a Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow last year, will return to Duke in December to screen her latest project, The New Black. The film, directed by Yoruba Richen, explores the African-American community's reaction to gay rights and, in particular, the push for marriage equality. Welbon is the film's producer.
The screening well be followed by a panel discussion.
Melissa Harris-Perry, Moderator (MSNBC & Wake Forest University faculty)
Mark Anthony Neal (Duke University)
Blair Kelley (NC State University)
Alexis Pauline Gumbs (independant scholar, poet, and queer black troublemaker)
The event will take place on December 3, 2014 at 6pm in the Nasher Museum Auditorium.
In her residence at Duke, Welbon's project was to analyze, evaluate, record, catalog, document and find a safe and publicly accessible home for her Sisters in Cinema archive. Collected over two decades, the archive is among the largest collections of African American women’s media production in the United States.