“Native Son” film about racism, presented by Black Film Club

    August 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dunbar Cultural Center
    325 W 2nd St
    Tucson, AZ 85705

    The Tucson Black Film Club presents: Native Son

    “This classic 1951 film is the first time Richard Wright’s novel was put on the silver screen.  The book was said to be “one of the most important books ever written about racism and the black experience in America.”  Shot in Argentina, this first film version follows the life of Bigger Thomas, living in 1930s Chicago.   An accidental killing places Bigger in an impossible situation, tragic decisions and examines liberalism and its limitations.  A lively discussion will follow the screenings.  There is no charge for screenings and everyone is welcome.  Light refreshments will be served.”

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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