Join us for this inspiring film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Jennifer Abod, Ph.D. (The Edge of Each Other’s’ Battles: The Vision of Audre Lorde.) The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen provides a window into the life of Angela Bowen who grew up in inner-city Boston during the Jim Crow Era and went on to become a classical ballerina, a legendary dance teacher, a black lesbian feminist activist organizer, writer, and professor.
Bowen’s stories reveal how the challenges of race, class, gender, age, and sexuality impacted her decisions and strategies for survival. Passionate Pursuits is important to anyone who wants to know more about the experiences and complexities of black women’s lives and the emergence of Black Feminism.
Q&A with the filmmaker will follow the film screening.