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CUC to screen “Good Hair” and Other Dubious Distinctions

10/15/2012

Concordia University Chicago will host a screening of the documentary film “Good Hair” and Other Dubious Distinctions on Thursday, October 18, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the KCC Alumni Room. The event is sponsored by Concordia-Chicago’s Black Student Union, Women’s & Gender Studies Club and the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement.

“Good Hair” and Other Dubious Distinctions focuses on cultural language and practices that negatively impact the development of a healthy sense of self. A timely critique on practices that work to dominate and degrade the ones we love based on their physical characteristics, the film is an invitation to engage in deeper discussion of these structural issues.

The documentary, directed by DePaul University faculty member Camille DeBose, was a 2012 official selection at the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival and the San Francisco Black Film Festival, and was awarded Second Place for Best Documentary at the 2012 Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival.

The Concordia-Chicago campus is located at 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL. Free handicapped-accessible parking is available in the visitors’ lot north of the University parking structure off Bonnie Brae Street.