Contact Us

LIU Brooklyn, YWCA of Brooklyn Join Forces to Present Brooklyn Premiere of “More Than A Month”

Free Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Commemorates Black History Month

Contact

Fatima Kafele,Deputy Director of Public Relations
LIU Brooklyn,
Long Island University
(718) 488-1014

More Than a MonthBrooklyn, N.Y. - In recognition of Black History Month, LIU Brooklyn and the YWCA of Brooklyn will present the Brooklyn premiere of the film “More Than a Month,” along with a discussion with its filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman.

The free screening, held in association with WNET and ITVS, will take place Thursday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. in the campus’ Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts.

The film follows Tilghman, a 29-year-old African-American filmmaker, on his cross-country campaign to end the celebration of Black History Month. Through this tongue-in-cheek journey, “More Than a Month” explores the complexity and contradictions of relegating an entire group’s history to one month and investigates what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a “post-racial” America. Dr. Carol Allen, chair of the African Studies Program at LIU Brooklyn, will serve as moderator.

The YWCA of Brooklyn, whose motto is “Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women,” is co-sponsoring this screening through its partnership with PBS. The film will air on PBS stations nationwide later this month.

The event is free and open to the public. Kumble Theater is located on Flatbush Avenue, between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street, in Downtown Brooklyn. For tickets, please email info@kumbletheater.org or call the Kumble box office at (718) 488-1624. For additional information, please email community@brooklyn.liu.edu.

The Brooklyn Campus is distinguished by…
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 01/25/2012

  Return to Press Releases