Roxana Walker-Canton, Award-Winning Documentary-Maker
and Installation Artist, is Guest Speaker
BROOKLYN, NY – On Sunday, March 1st, from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, the National Association of University Women (NAUW) Brooklyn Branch will host its annual celebration of Black History and Women’s History Months at Medgar Evers College-CUNY in the Science Building, Edison Jackson Auditorium, 1638 Bedford Avenue, corner of Crown Street in Brooklyn.
The featured speaker at this event, co-sponsored by the Medgar Evers College Community Council, is Roxana Walker-Canton, an award-winning independent documentary-maker and video installation artist.
Ms. Walker-Canton is the director of The Living Thinkers Project and served as the producer/director/co-editor of Living Thinkers: An Autobiography of Black Women in the Ivory Tower, the documentary which won the Audience Choice Award for Documentary at the 2013 BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia, was a finalist for the HBO Award for Documentary at the 2013 Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival. Excerpts from Ms. Walker-Canton’s “Living Thinkers” film will be shown at the NAUW event.
The program also includes a musical performance by the amazing Strobert Trio which has a repertoire of jazz, ragtime, R&B, calypso, pop and movie scores. Their music is a mixture of “old school” and today’s progressive pop. The program will have an interactive history quiz with the audience (including prizes) and a networking reception at the conclusion of the program.
About the Speaker:
Ms. Walker-Canton earned her B.A. from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA; an M.A./M.F.A. in Black Studies and English/Creative Writing from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH; and an M.F.A. in Film and Media Arts from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.
About the Organization:
The NAUW is a national organization of college-educated women of African-American descent, founded in 1910 and incorporated in 1924. The NAUW advocates for higher education of girls and women, as well as community service, locally, nationally and internationally.
This year marks the 60th Anniversary for the founding of the NAUW Brooklyn Branch which is proud to still have members who were part of the visionary group who helped nurture its early foundations and growth. NAUW members mentor a group of Young Affiliates, provide college scholarships and participate in community service and educational activities throughout the year.
Recently, the Brooklyn Branch joined the social media revolution by establishing its presence on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to enhance outreach to the younger generation.
NAUW Brooklyn Branch: 60th Anniversary