FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Re: Black History Month Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Re: Black History Month Film Screening & Panel Discussion of The Colour of Beauty, dir. By Elizabeth St. Philip
VICTORIA, B.C.—February 17, 2017
Is a black model less attractive to designers, casting directors and consumers? What is the colour of beauty? On Saturday, February 18, join the Victoria African & Caribbean Cultural Society for a free screening and panel discussion of The Colour of Beauty, a Canadian short documentary (2010, dir. Elizabeth St. Philip) which examines racism in the fashion industry. The event is the second in a trio of “Black History Month – Canada 150” celebrations taking place in Victoria throughout the month of February.
Featured discussion panelists include Janet Rogers, award-winning Mohawk/Tuscarora writer and former Poet Laureate of Victoria; Atong Deng, South Sudanese-Canadian winner of Miss British Columbia Globe 2015; and Silvia Mangue Alene, co-founder of House of the World Society, an economic, social and cultural incubator for immigrant women and women in need.
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Film Screening & Panel Discussion: The Colour of Beauty
Saturday, February 18, 2017 | École Victor-Brodeur | 3-8 p.m.
A free screening and panel discussion of Elizabeth St. Philip’s short documentary, The Colour of Beauty. Light dinner will be served.
The Victoria African & Caribbean Cultural Society (VACCS) is a vibrant non-profit community organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the cultural heritage of the black diaspora in Greater Victoria, British Columbia and Canada. For more information on VACCS, please visit us online at https://vaccsociety.blogspot.ca/
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