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A special discussion will take place on Thursday, April 13, at 3:30 p.m., about the racial violence and black mental health issues in Jordan Peele’s film, “Get Out.” The film features a young African-American man who visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s mysterious family estate –  a place where many of its residents, who are African-American, have gone missing.  

Three assistant professors from different colleges on campus (including the College of Liberal Arts) will lead a roundtable discussion in the Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium in the Ralph Brown Draughon Library on the recent film. Jessica Fripp, Julia Charles and Adrienne Duke will engage with the themes of the film, while paying particular attention to the fields of mental health, African American studies, and gender and sexuality studies. They will also discuss the absence of black women in the film and what that suggests about racial and gender politics in 2017. This is a free event. More information on the event is available online.