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  • Lives and Struggles of Five Black Youths Showcased in Documentary Film
For Immediate Release
April 18, 2013

Lives and Struggles of Five Black Youths Showcased in Documentary Film

Key Info

  • Screenings of the documentary film Woke Up Black
  • Thursday, April 25
  • 1:30 p.m., Walb Student Union, Rooms 114–116 at IPFW
  • 5 p.m. at YWCA, 1610 Spy Run Avenue
  • Free and open to the public

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The YWCA of Northeast Indiana and Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne’s (IPFW’s) Center for Women and Returning Adults and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs are sponsoring two showings of the documentary film Woke Up Black, along with a discussion with the filmmaker, Mary E. Morton, Thursday, April 25. The first showing is at IPFW in Walb Student Union, Room 114–116 at 1:30 p.m., with the second showing at 5 p.m. at the YWCA Northeast Indiana, located at 1610 Spy Run Avenue.

The film follows the lives of five black youths and offers a glimpse into their lives, struggles, and dreams. Cathy Cohen, principal investigator of the Black Youth Project, said, “Woke Up Black is an excellent documentary that highlights the lives, ideas, and dreams of black youth. Anyone who cares about young black people and is concerned about our future must see Woke Up Black.”

The screenings are free and open to the public; however, those attending are asked to sign up by emailing SHiatt@ywcaerew.org.

For more information, contact Christopher Riley, assistant director of multicultural services, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, at 260-481-6847 or rileyc@ipfw.edu.

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