Monday, February 22, 2010

Sneak Preview Screening of "Race" This Tuesday Night

RACE, A documentary film by Katherine Cecil, will have a sneak preview screening this Tuesday, February 23, at 6:00pm, at the Lawless Memorial Chapel, at Dillard University, 2600 Gentilly Blvd. The screening is hosted by the Political Science Department at Dillard.

From the film publicity:
The Saints have just won the Super Bowl, Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu is Mayor-elect of New Orleans, and a prominent local journalist has suggested that New Orleans could now be on the cusp of post-racial politics.

But while 45% of registered white voters turned out to vote in the 2010 election, only 28% of registered African-American voters cast ballots, a sharp contrast to the election of 2006 in which many more voters turned out despite unprecedented obstacles.

'RACE' is a documentary film about the first election held in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. The film examines the intersection of race and politics post-disaster and explores how Ray Nagin was re-elected from a completely different base than had previously supported him in 2002. This Sneak Preview is generously hosted by the Dillard Political Science Department, and will be followed by a panel discussion. Please come and give your feedback!

For information about the screening, contact Dr. Gary Clark (504)-816-4094. For information about the documentary, contact Katherine Cecil (504)-584-9028, or visit the film's website:

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