Issa Rae: The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl'
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Date: Saturday, April 13th, 2013
Time: 8:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall
Sponsored by: Black Students United, Office of Intercultural Affairs, Voces Latinas, International Club, Anthropology Department, Women and Gender Studies Department
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, Advisor: Cecil Youngblood
Please join the Beloit College as we welcome guest speaker Issa Rae to the campus. Ms. Rae, the multi-talented CEO and Owner of Issa Rae Productions, is a pioneer in the fight against the narrow, mainstream portrayal of people of color in the media. With a dedicated and passionate team, and supportive fan base, Issa Rae Productions lends a voice to a demographic that largely goes unheard.
Rae received her B.A. from Stanford University, where she produced and directed four theatrical productions, including two stage adaptations of Spike Lee films. Because film was her true passion, she took time off from Stanford to attend the New York Film Academy where she honed her filmmaking skills. Upon graduating, Issa Rae continued to follow her passion, working on various music videos, shorts and a range of successful webseries, Issa Rae Productions pulls from the everyday struggles of the twenty-something year old, and incorporates a sense of humor that makes each original plot and character, relatable and appealing. The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl, often referred to as ABG, is Issa Rae’s third web series.
There will be a Q & A session following Ms. Rae's talk
This event is free and open to the campus and community.