Please join us for a film and conversation with writer, poet and professor Frank Wilderson III,
tomorrow, Saturday September 17, 5pm at the Berkeley Art Museum!
Professor Wilderson will be in conversation with scholars Patrice Douglass and Sampada Aranke, and will screen his film Reparations … Now, a critical documentary that captures the terror of unnamable loss shouldered by twenty-first-century descendants of slaves, followed by a group conversation about the issues raised by the film.
Wilderson is professor at UC Irvine in the Departments of African American Studies and Drama, where he also serves as the Director of the Culture & Theory PhD Program. He spent five and a half years in South Africa, where he was one of two Americans to hold elected office in the African National Congress during the apartheid era. He also worked clandestinely for the ANC’s armed wing Umkhonto We Sizwe (“MK”). He is the recipient of The Eisner Prize for Creative Achievement of the Highest Order; The Judith Stronach Award for Poetry; The Maya Angelou Award for Best Fiction Portraying the Black Experience in America; and the American Book Award. His books include Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid, and Red, White & Black: Cinema and the Structure of U.S. Antagonisms.
Tomorrow’s event is presented in tandem with the show Sojourner Truth, Photography & the Fight Against Slavery. There will be a gallery talk with more information about the show at 1pm tomorrow. More information is available on the BAMPFA website here:
We hope to see you there!
With best wishes — David Brazil