#Charlottesville: Perspectives on August 2017

On Wednesday, March 21, co-editors Louis Nelson and Claudrena Harold discussed their collection of essays, Charlottesville 2017 before a packed room at the Central JMRL Library.  They were joined by journalist Hawes Spencer, author of Summer of Hate.  The discussion was moderated by Frank Dukes.

The conversation was lively as the authors discussed the legacy of racism and economic inequality in Charlottesville, the legal, political, and cultural questions raised by August 11th and 12th, the role of the media and the academy in moments of great moral and political crisis, and the lessons to be learned from Charlottesville.

Cinema Du Reel


Filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson will be  will be honored at the 41st annual Cinéma du réel International Film Festival, held at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Everson’s retrospective will consists of 7 feature-length films, 2 short-film screenings and an installation. He will also have a masterclass at the Centre Pompidou. 

Three Black Fire films will be screened during the festival: How Can I Ever Be Late, Black Bis Stop, and Fastest Man in the State. Co-directed by Everson and Claudrena Harold, these films draw inspiration from the black student experience at the University of Virginia.