Two showings of the Spike Lee film, Chi-Raq, will take place 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Student Union Theatre. Filmed in Chicago, this satire centers on the ongoing black-on-black crime in the city.
Kevin Wilmott, KU associate professor of media studies and co-writer and co-executive of the picture, will participate in a panel discussion following the 7 p.m. showing.
Additional panelists are Theresa Torres, associate professor, Latina/Latino Studies Program; Caitlin Horsmon, associate professor, Communications Studies; Cynthia Jones, lecturer, English Language & Literature; and Jacqueline Wood, associate professor, Black Studies Program.
Adrienne Hoard, Ph.D., UMKC professor and director of Black Studies, will moderate.
Free drinks and popcorn provided at the 7 p.m. show.
Sponsors of the events are: The Black Studies Program, Communication Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Division of Diversity and Inclusion, The African American Student Union, Multicultural Student Affairs, and The Nu Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.