Sisters of Today & Tomorrow (SOT) in conjunction with Auburn Avenue Research Library (AARL) on African American Culture & History, presents the “Black Girl Project”, a film documentary examining contemporary issues faced by African American young women in New York City, Friday, August 5, 2011, 7pm at Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia. 30301. The event is free and open to the public.
This SOT / AARL film presentation will include a reception & talkback with “BGP” film creator Aiesha Turman, of Super Hussy Media, moderated by SOT Alumni Shaquila Montgomery, a film student at St. John’s University in New York City.
"When the Black Girl Project was brought to my attention, I thought this would be a wonderful film to bring to the mothers and members of Sisters of Today & Tomorrow as well as the Atlanta Community at-large,” stated Carla Morrison, Founder/Executive Director Sisters of Today & Tomorrow. “And what better venue to host this film presentation, than Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History?”
The event will begin with a cocktail reception at 5pm, celebrating the film’s arrival to Atlanta followed by the screening of the hour long film. A director’s “talk back” and Q&A session focusing on the central themes of the film will follow.
"It's always been my goal to go beyond the borders of my immediate community with The Black Girl Project,” Aiesha Turman stated. “I have high hopes in sparking inter and intra-generational conversations with Black women and girls throughout the nation, and eventually the world. As with our screenings in Washington, DC, Detroit and Phoenix, Atlanta is another wonderful step in that direction."