The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar—the black church and reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda.
The New Black takes viewers into the pews and onto the streets and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland and charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community.
Following Panel Topic:
Created Equal: Are You Really Fighting For Equality When You Leave Some People Out
Ahmad Ward, Head of Education, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Patricia Todd, Alabama’s first openly gay elected official
Ashley Jackson, LGBT Advocate at the Southern Poverty Law Center
Greg Garrison, faith and religion reporter from AL.com
Mary Hooks and Jazz Franklin, Field Organizers from SONG (Southerners on New Ground)
301 19th St N
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Birmingham, AL 35203
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