The Michigan Daily: Award-winning filmmaker talks inclusion, diversity

January 29, 2015

Inside the Michigan League, Richen discussed her documentary, “The New Black,” which examines homophobia in the Black community and follows both people who support and oppose LGBTQ rights within the community. Throughout the lecture, which was sponsored by the LSA Campus Climate Committee, Richen emphasized the importance of campus activism for issues pertaining to race and sexuality.

We all exist in the microcosm of the larger culture,” Richen said. “What may seem like a small pocket of resistance in an isolated community or a small town or a single university campus can help ignite so much more.”

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The New Black


The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. Continue Reading

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