I have been invited to screen our film and deliver a keynote as part of Black History/Heritage Month at University of Arizona (Tucson). Here’s the description from the event’s facebook page, brought to you by the event organizer, April Petillo:
Eliaichi Kimaro is a activist, speaker and advocate who has dedicated her talents to ending violence–especially gendered and intimate partner violence–by placing the experiences of marginalized and oppressed people at the center of the conversation. But first, she was a little girl with a journal, lots of ideas and an active imagination.
After over a decade of community organizing and grassroots work in both the metropolitan areas of Washington, DC and Seattle, Washington, Ms. Kimaro took her activism to a wider audience by merging her beliefs, experiences and creativity in the medium of film.
Now an award winning documentary filmmaker, Ms. Kimaro will engage the UA community in discussion about the important connections between creative expression and experience in strategically re-centering conversations around ethnicity, identity, cultural identity, accountability and justice.
This is a University of Arizona Black History/Heritage Month event sponsored by the African American Student Affairs programming Board.
The keynote will take place on Feb 20 @ 5:30 at University of Arizona, Catalina Room in the Student Union Building.
The film screening will take place on Feb 21 @ 5:30 at the Gallagher Theater (1303 E University Bvld, Tucson, AZ 85719.) Q&A with Director to follow.
We hope to see you at one (or both) of these events!!