MEMFLIX: "Souls of Black Girls" Film Viewing & Scholars Talk
In honor of this year’s Memphis Reads book, join us for three viewings of films portraying themes discussed in Thick, and Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom, followed by a discussion. The Thick, and Other Essays ebook is freely available to UofM students, faculty and staff through the University Libraries. To read Thick, visit https://bit.ly/THICKebook.
The series will kick off on Tuesday, September 28, at 6 p.m. in the UC River Room with a viewing of The Souls of Black Girls. An award-winning provocative documentary, The Souls of Black Girls raises the question of whether women of color are suffering from a self-image disorder as a result of trying to attain the standards of beauty that are celebrated in media images. After the viewing, a panel of scholars will discuss the documentary’s topics and their relation to Thick, and Other Essays. The event will be in-person (masks required) and live streamed (additional livestream info TBA). This series is sponsored by the UofM African and African-American Studies, the Department of Sociology, the Marcus Orr Center for the Humanities, Multicultural Affairs, and the University Libraries.
- Tuesday, September 28, 2021
- 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Central Time - US & Canada (change)