About the event

Join us for “Media Blackness,” an engaged conversation about the rendering of blackness in, across, and through multiple forms of media. The discussion will include multiple perspectives on the intersections of blackness and aesthetics in film, television, digital media, and beyond. Panelists include Cathy N. Davidson (CUNY Graduate Center), Shelly Eversley (Baruch College), Racquel Gates (College of Staten Island) and Michael Gillespie (City College).

For those joining us in person, a reception and signing of Michael Gillespie’s new book Film Blackness: American Cinema and the Idea of Black Film (Duke University Press) will follow.

This panel is the third in this year’s series The University Worth Fighting For. This series ties student-centered pedagogical practices to institutional change, race, equality, gender, and social justice.

Co-sponsored by the Futures Initiative, the Graduate Center's English Department, the American Studies Certificate Program, the Film Studies Certificate Program, and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.