Join us for an online screening of “Stateless” on April 20, as part of the 2022 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series presented by the African American Program of the Heinz History Center in partnership with the Frick Environmental Center of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.
In 1937, tens of thousands of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent were exterminated by Dominican army based on anti-black hatred fomented by the Dominican government. Fast forward to 2013, the Dominican Republic’s Supreme Court stripped the citizenship of anyone with Haitian parents, rendering more than 200,000 people without a nationality, identity, or homeland. In this dangerous climate, STATELESS traces the complex history and present-day politics through the grassroots campaign of Rosa Iris, a young attorney challenging electoral corruption and advocating for social justice.
Join University of Virginia Professor, Marlene L. Daut, to screen and discuss this important documentary. Marlene L. Daut has a B.A. in English and French from Loyola Marymount University, and she earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of Notre Dame in 2009. She is currently Professor of African Diaspora Studies in the Carter G. Woodson Institute and the Program in American Studies at the University of Virginia. Before joining the faculty of UVA, Daut was Associate professor of English and Cultural Studies at Claremont Graduate University. She has also been the recipient of fellowships from the National Humanities Center, the Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
Registration is free. Please register online. You will be emailed information about how to join the screening and discussion virtually.
For more information, please contact Samuel W. Black, director of African American Programs at email@example.com.
The From Slavery to Freedom Film series is supported by Highmark/AHN for the month of February.