Repost from Rachael Stoeltje, MIA Director:
I wanted to let you know that we are holding a screening this Saturday for a public event teaming up with the NAACP to screen Summer of Soul.
I scheduled the event to time with the closing of the space but I wanted to let you know in case people linger. I will of course be here and can close up the place and will encourage people to leave after the screening but I wanted to let you know—and also so you could let the person at the desk know that we have this going on… and the event is sold out… so lots of people coming.
More details are here:
Here is the tentative timing:
Doors open at 1:30
Introduction of the film and panel 1:50
Film shown: 2:00-4:00
Panel discussion 4:10
Audience questions and comments 4:40
Event ends at 4:55
Audrey McCluskey, IU Professor Emerita of African American and African Diaspora Studies and former Director of the IU Black Film Center & Archive, has agreed to lead a panel discussion. “Brother William” Morris, host of WFIU’s SoulKitchen radio show, has agreed to join the panel. I think it would be interesting to have a current IU student with an interest in the history of Soul Music participate. I’m hoping that Aissatou and Semhar will recruit the student, if they think it is a good idea. I will make sure that tickets are reserved for panel members before they are made available to the public.