The Askwith Kenner Global Languages and Cultures Room provides an immersive space for members of the campus community and visitors to interact with each other locally and with people and places around the world.
Join us in celebrating amazing Black intellectuals and artists around the world! Today we are introducing Barry Jenkins, an American filmmaker.
Barry Jenkins is a film director, writer, producer, and screenwriter. In 2016, he won the Academy Award for Best Picture for Moonlight as well as the Golden Globe Award. His screen adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel If Beale Street Could Talk received critical acclaim and won a best-supporting actress award for Regina King at the 2019 89th Academy Awards.
Join us in celebrating amazing Black intellectuals and artists around the world! Today we are introducing Sonia Sanchez, a leading figure in the Black Arts movement.
Sonia Sanchez is an American poet, writer, and professor. She was a leading figure in the Black Arts Movement and has authored over a dozen books of poetry, as well as short stories, critical essays, plays, and children’s books. She is also the recipient of both the Robert Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime service to American poetry and the Langston Hughes Poetry Award. Her works aim to educate and advocate for the black community through writing.