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*Call My Agent: Conversations on Contemporary Film and Race

During this course we will apply the insights from scholars to several contemporary films.

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About this class

To what extent has the decolonization of Hollywood race films over the last five years promoted cultural discourse offscreen about colonized male and female agency and advanced the cause of racial equity? During this course we will apply the insights from scholars (Sharpe, DuBois, Memmi, Thiongo) to several contemporary films.

Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 - 1-3 pm CST

Serge Danielson-Francois. Serge is the librarian at Divine Child High School in Dearborn Heights, MI. He teaches AP Capstone in high school and Writing Workshop at Lawrence Tech. He helps youth and adults seek information to make better decisions by making regular, thorough and strategic use of peer reviewed resources. He is an embedded librarian and works closely with faculty in the Science, English and World Languages departments. He is fluent in French and Spanish and has experienced working with multicultural and international audiences. He is committed to promoting civic literacy and digital citizenship.

HND Value Statement

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this {article, book, exhibition, film, program, database, report, Web resource}, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Humanities North Dakota.

However, in an increasingly polarized world, we at Humanities North Dakota believe that being open-minded is necessary to thinking critically and rationally.

Therefore, our programs and classes reflect our own open-mindedness in the inquiry, seeking, and acquiring of scholars to speak at our events and teach classes for our Public University.

To that end, we encourage our participants to join us in stepping outside our comfort zones and considering other perspectives and ideas by being open-minded while attending HND events featuring scholars who hold a variety of opinions, some being opposite of our own held beliefs.

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