Documentary raises awareness of stereotypes in black community

Carley Hull

Kent State’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will team up with Mt. Zion Church of Oakwood Village and the Chalkdust Education Foundation on Saturday to present a movie screening and roundtable discussion on the stereotypes and misperceptions of the black community.

“The goal (of the event) is to empower our students with the truth,” said Shana Lee, director of special projects and initiatives for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

The documentary “Hoodwinked: Unmasking the Truth, Uncovering Our Reality: Reviewing, Reflection and Reconnecting to Our Future,” produced by Janks Morton, will be played at the church from 10 a.m. to noon.

“Hoodwinked” is the sequel to the 2007 documentary “What Black Men Think,” according to Morton’s website.

Morton will be present at the event and involved in the discussions about misconceptions of African-Americans in the media, Lee said.

Free transportation will be provided for Kent State students. Those who wish to attend should contact Lee no later than Wednesday at [email protected].

Contact Carley Hull at [email protected].