Feminist Fright Fest Screening: Hair Wolf (short)

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:00pm

1301 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence, KS 66045

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In person or via Zoom, please join us on October 20th at 12 noon for a screening of Mariama Diallo's award-winning short film HAIR WOLF followed by a discussion facilitated by Jessina Emmert and Cierra Roberson. 

During this season of horror flicks and Halloween, Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity proudly presents our fourth annual FEMINIST FRIGHT FEST! HAIR WOLF is presented in partnership with the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

 

RSVP at https://bit.ly/HairWolf-RSVP to attend in person and receive event location OR to attend via Zoom and receive meeting link and passcode.

In person attendance is limited to 20 and a taco bar lunch, including vegan and vegetarian options, is provided.

Please note that masks are required to attend in person.

 

―HAIR WOLF―
Director / Mariama Diallo
2018 / 12m, USA

The staff of a Black hair salon fend off a monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from Black culture.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/_qhKDNnV0ag

―DISCUSSANTS―
JESSINA EMMERT (she/her)
Jessina Emmert is a Chancellor Doctoral Fellow and PhD student in the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at KU. She focuses on how conceptions of race change over time, which includes the phenomenon of racial passing in the United States, as well as contemporary performances of blackface that are illustrated on social media and in film.

CIERRA ROBERSON (she/her & they/them)
Cierra Roberson is the Program Coordinator for Identity and Social Justice Programs with the Office of Multicultural Affairs at KU. She holds a Bachelor's in African American Studies and Master’s in Women Studies from The University of Alabama. A lover of practically all horror films, Cierra loves to use a Black Feminist perspective to explore the genre. This perspective allows for an investigation of how Black women are portrayed within cinematic horror, serving as a method to further articulate the particularities of race and gender within cinema.

―CO-SPONSORS―
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Lawrence Public Library

―ACCOMMODATIONS POLICY―
People with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact the Emily Taylor Center at ETCWGE@ku.edu.

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