Wednesday, January 23, 2013

MLK Week Keynote: Byron Hurt

MLK Week kicks off with acclaimed artist and activist Byron Hurt.


Hurt, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, author, and anti-sexism activist, most recently directed the award winning documentary "Soul Food Junkies." It aired nationally on PBS’ series, "Independent Lens." He is also the host of the Emmy-nominated series, "REEL WORKS with BYRON HURT." His most popular documentary, "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes," premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was also broadcast on Independent Lens.

In 2010, MSNBC's named "Bwyond Beats and Rhymes" one of the "Top 10 Most Important African-American Themed Films of the Decade." 

Co-sponsored by the Politics Department, Office of Community Engagement, Intercultural Community Center, Office of Student Life, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Office of Residential Education and Housing, the Remsen Bird Fund, the Food Studies Cluster and the Dean of Students Office.