Dr. Rachel A. Griffin talks about race and racism in “The Help”
“The Help” sold over three million copies and spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list after its debut in 2009 followed by a 2011 release of the highly anticipated film. Intrigued by its lasting popularity, Dr. Griffin draws upon critical race theory to trouble how the film depicts: race and racism, racial inequality, and interracial coalitions among women.
Rachel Alicia Griffin, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Southern Illinois University. As a critical intercultural scholar, her research interests span black feminist thought, critical race theory, popular culture, gender violence, and sport.
Sponsored by the Department of Communications Diversity Initiative. The event is free and open to the public.
April 11, 2014 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
University of Southern Indiana
Kleymeyer Hall (lower level of the Liberal Arts Center)
8600 University Blvd
Evansville, IN 47714
For more information contact Dr. Stephanie Young via email firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-464-1737.