Family Rights-Themed Film Series Continues Sept. 9 with ‘The New Black’

| September 5, 2014
The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights.

The New Black documents the story of how the African-American community is grappling with gay rights issues.

The Institute for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies 2014-2015 Film Festival, “Tuesdays in September,” continues its focus on the theme of family rights. Join us Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Winifred Moore Auditorium for the second film in the series, The New Black.

The New Black (74 minutes, 2013, California Newsreel) highlights the differing views among African Americans on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. The documentary takes the viewer to Maryland where an electoral campaign to preserve marriage equality is on the ballot. Pro and anti-gay rights are also explored by religious leaders in conservative black churches and families alike.

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Human Rights Tuesdays in September Series

For further information about the film series, please contact Andrea Miller, Year of International Human Rights coordinator, at or 636-399-4580. We look forward to your participation in the film series this year!


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