Next week, as a part of the Stieren lecture series, Trinity will be hosting Justin Simien for discussions about his film â€œDear White Peopleâ€ and the issues it presents.
Simien is a recent graduate of Chapman University. His film â€œDear White Peopleâ€ (2014), explores the life of an African American college student at a predominantly white liberal arts private university. Robert Huesca, professor of communication, says that he chose this guest and his work because the themes are applicable at Trinity.
â€œWhen I read the description of the film, I thought it was perfect for Trinity,â€ Huesca said. â€œI think it fits with our environment perfectly. It raises questions we all should be thinking about.â€
The screening of Dear White People will be followed by a discussion of the film and the questions it raises.
â€œWhat are the difficulties faced by underrepresented minority groups in our midst?â€ Huesca said. â€œHow can we make this a better experience for ourselves and others?â€
In addition to the screening and discussion, Simien will be on campus, having lunch with students on Monday and Tuesday.
â€œThe lunch on Monday will be for students who are interested in issues of diversity,â€ Huesca said. â€œTuesday will be for those interested in film and film making.â€
To attend one of the lunches, students can contact Huesca at email@example.com. Space for these will be limited.