Black People : ALL-FEMALE STUDENT-CLUB ATTEMPTS TO COUNTERACT NEGATIVE STEREOTYPES

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    I called goddess Rowena below and she said there is no charge to attend.

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    ALL-FEMALE STUDENT-CLUB ATTEMPTS
    TO COUNTERACT NEGATIVE STEREOTYPES

    Sisters of Unity
    (member of Natl Assn of Colored Women)
    will present the documentary
    “Turn Off Channel Zero”

    April 19, 2007
    6 to 8:30 p.m.
    University of Arizona -- Tucson
    Integrated Learning Center
    1500 E. University Blvd.
    Room 140.

    Contacts:
    Rowena Campbell 520-850-8054
    Ada Dieke 520-869-1550
    The University of Arizona Africana Studies Department is sponsoring the event, and roughly 150 people are expected to attend. Ada Dieke, Miss Black Arizona USA, 2006-2007, will be facilitating the panel discussion.


    In light of recent events that have negatively impacted the African American community, Sisters of Unity wants to empower individuals with information about ways stereotypes are perpetuated in television shows and in the music industry. It is important that everyone know that the African American community is more diverse than one small group, especially the commonly depicted stereotypical gangster image.


    “Turn Off Channel Zero” (1 hour, 14 minutes) is the product of a number of activists, filmmakers, artists and media representatives who banded together to raise debate around Viacom’s representation of African Americans on VH-1, MTV and BET. The film has shown in cities that include Oakland, Chicago, Atlanta, Portland and Los Angeles. The film will be shown in other cities across the nation in the coming months.

    Activist film director, Opio Sokoni, and his supporters were concerned about the representation of African Americans on television shows such as “Flavor of Love.” Sokoni’s film is now part of a nation-wide movement meant to address negative images in the media.

    About The National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs:
    The Washington D.C.-based organization was founded in 1896 and its core incentives are to improve the economic, moral, religious and social welfare of women and youth; raise the standard and quality of life in home and family; Secure and use our influence for the enforcement of civil and political rights for African Americans and all citizens; Obtain for African American women the opportunity of reaching the highest levels in all fields of human endeavor and to promote interracial understanding so that justice and good will may prevail among all people. Currently, three clubs exist in the state of Arizona – all of which are located in Tucson.
    www.myspace. com/turnoffchann elzero
     
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