Your Call: How are young black men defeating society’s stereotypes and low expectations?

Oct 7, 2014

 

  

On the October 7th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with Karina Epperlein about “Finding the Gold Within,” a new documentary that focuses on six black men in a mentoring program that uses mythology and drumming as empowerment tools. Only 5.5% of college students are black men, and 46% don’t graduate from high school. What does it mean to be young, black, male and dare to step out of invisibility? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

See the film Sunday, October 12th, at 4:15 pm, San Rafael Theatre or on November 4th at 7 pm at the New Parkway Theater.

Guests:

  Karina Epperlein, independent filmmaker and director, writer, producer, cinematographer and editor of "Finding the Gold Within", which follows six black men into their first years of college and their involvement with the mentoring program Alchemy, Inc., which uses mythology, drumming and writing

Stacee Star, a communications major at Kent State University and student advisor for “Epic”, a student organization that promotes expression through artistic creativity

Darius Simpson, a political science major at Eastern Michigan University and president of the Poetry Society

Web Resources:

Finding the Gold Within

Karina Films

Mill Valley Film Festival