Driving While Black: Race, Space, and Mobility in America

Traveling While Black Film Series and Dialogue: Driving While Black: Race, Space, and Mobility in America, PBS – with SUNO online programming – hosted dialogue, panelists: Angela Bell (Moderator), Emily Pfiel (Producer for Steeple Chase Films), Gretchen Sorin (Writer of the Book Driving While Black), Rick Burns( Film Maker), Kathe Hambrick (scholar), and Edmond Jordan(House of Rep), Saundra Hutson (Head of the Civilian Oversight of New Orleans’s Courts Monitoring Team)

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS) at Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) and CPM are cosponsoring the Traveling While Black Film Series and Dialogue. This multi-facility effort, utilizing films, lectures, and panel discussions, will highlight the struggles of African Americans to overcome travel and mobility impediments while pursuing full citizenship.

Programming is a follows:

Driving While Black: Race, Space, and Mobility in America – July 15, 202, 6 PM – 8:30 PM, CST
2020 | 1h 55m 23s | TV-PG

Watch the film ahead of the panel here: https://www.pbs.org/…/driving-while-black-race-space…/

Registration link to the panelhttps://zoom.us/…/tJUkce-hpj4uGtaN-assfAkd6RR3MKwr6nmr

The Traveling While Black Series programming begins with Angela Allen-Bell, Esq., renowned Civil Rights attorney and B. Agnihotri Endowed Professor-Southern University Law Center will host the panel discussion. Celebrated filmmaker Rick Burns will discuss the film’s salience and impact on the continued mistreatment of African Americans. Moreover, Louisiana State Representative-District E, Edmond Jordan, will share the dais. He will critique Qualified Immunity and identify its unique challenges to African Americans’ pursuit of justice. Susan Hutson, City of New Orleans’ Independent Police Monitor, will also provide a keen insight into the historical struggles between the New Orleans Police Department and the African American community.