U.S. Embassy Hosting Film Screening and Lecture by Dr. Jonathan Gayles to celebrate Black History Month
As part of its celebrations for Black History Month, the U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean will host two events featuring American academic and filmmaker Dr. Jonathan Gayles.
On Sunday, February 10th, the Embassy will hold a screening of Dr. Gayles’ award-winning documentary White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in American Comic Books. The screening starts at 4 p.m. and is being held at the Grande Salle of the Central Bank. Dr. Gayles will be on hand after the screening for a personal question-and-answer session about the film. This event is being held in association with the Central Bank of Barbados and Anime Kon.
Dr. Gayles’ lecture will look at the depiction and imagery surrounding black masculinity in America, as seen through various forms of media, from comic books to television. The lecture is being held in partnership with the UWI, Cave Hill Faculty of Humanities. U.S. Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Dr. Larry Palmer.