There will be a Dear White People Film Screening followed by a discussion on Feb. 1st at 3PM at Union South Marquee Theater.
Dear White People is a 2014 American satirical drama film written and directed by Justin Simien. The film focuses on African American students attending an Ivy League college in America. The film climaxes with a campus culture war between blacks and whites at a predominantly white school comes to a head when the staff of a humor magazine stages an offensive Halloween party.
Watch the Trailer:
The event will be followed with a discussion facilitated by a UW-Madison graduate student. Althea René Miller (pictured below) is a Los Angeles native and Master’s student in the department of Curriculum and Instruction at University of Wisconsin – Madison, studying Multicultural Education under the guidance of Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings. In 2012, she earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison where she focused on developmental and clinical psychology with an added emphasis on the genesis, proliferation, and maintenance of stereotypes, prejudice, and stigma. She is currently employed as a GED Instructor at Omega School, Inc. on Madison’s south side, and is well known in the Madison community for her artistry.