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Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories – Film 2: Let Our Loss Be Heard

September 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Women Writing for (a) Change

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Women Writing for (a) Change complete their two-part film series of Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories.


Join Women Writing for (a) Change for the eighth program in our Write Around the Corner: Exploring Cross-Cultural Expressions series, as we once again explore race from the lens of categories. Dr. Joan Ferrante, a sociology professor at Northern Kentucky University, and her students created two films that examine the history of racial categories.


Registration for this event is $15 and can be done online.
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The second film, Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories: Let Our Loss Be Heard, is inspired by the lives of Margaret and Robert Garner, an enslaved couple who ran from Kentucky toward freedom into Ohio with their four children, all under six years of age. The children appear to be of different races, which profoundly affects each of their lives.


After viewing the film, we will write and share together, and discuss how racial categorization has impacted not only individuals but society as a whole. We will explore a new language on the topic, which can change the way that we think about race. Writing prompts will guide participants in their own journey to discover, question, and understand more about a topic that is shaping our national conversation.


Running October 2018 through October 2019, each program in this special series of Write Around the Corner combines reflective writing with a viewing experience that highlights various cultural traditions. Each program will focus on an exhibit, performance, play, collection, film, or other cultural representation.


Held at Women Writing for (a) Change, 6906 Plainfield Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236. Questions? Please give us a call at 513-272-1171 or send us an email at info@womenwriting.org.


Dr. Joan Ferrante is founder and director of the Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories Project. She is a professor of sociology at Northern Kentucky University. Joan is the author of Sociology: A Global Perspective (9th edition) and Seeing Sociology (3rd edition). She also co-authored/edited The Social Construction of Race and Ethnicity in the United States with Prince Brown, Jr (2nd edition). Her most recent works are Places That Matter: Knowing Your Neighborhood Through Data (University of California, forthcoming 2018) and How Race Has Estranged US: An Invitation to Talk (in progress).


Supported by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign.
(Image by Carly Strohmaier)

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Women Writing for (a) Change
6906 Plainfield Road
Cincinnati, 45236
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