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April 17, 2014

Black male student experience subject of film screening, discussion at Black Cultural Center

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The black male student experience will be the topic of a film screening and panel discussion Wednesday (April 23) at Purdue University's Black Cultural Center.

"The Journey Continues … America's (Empty) Promises & the Diversity of Black Male Student Experiences" will begin at 3:30 p.m. with a showing of the documentary "American Promise." At 5 p.m. there will be a panel discussion on black male student experiences, the achievement gap, and how issues of race, class, and opportunity affect academic success. Both the film screening and panel discussion are free and open to the public.

Discussion panelists will include Cason Brunt, assistant director of Student Success at Purdue; Heather Moore, a doctoral candidate in American studies; and Jason Ware, a doctoral candidate in education, curriculum and instruction.

For more information, visit http://www.purdue.edu/bcc/ 

Writer: Greg McClure, 765-496-9711, gmcclure@purdue.edu 

Source: Jamillah R. Gabriel, BCC Librarian, 765.494.3093, jgabrie@purdue.edu