Sun. Jan 29th, 2023

“Moonlight” will open a Black Historical past Month Movie Collection on Wednesday, Feb. 1, on the DeNaples Middle’s Moskovitz Theater.

The collection, introduced by The Louis Stanley Brown Black Scholar Union and The College of Scranton’s Weinberg Memorial Library, might be proven all through February. Dr. Anthony Betancourt, assistant professor within the Psychology Division, and Dr. Melissa Anyiwo, affiliate professor within the Historical past Division, will introduce and contextualize one movie every Wednesday, starting at 7 p.m. 

“Black Historical past Month is a vital time for us to replicate on the experiences and contributions of Black individuals in American historical past. The Weinberg Memorial Library is proud to accomplice with the Louis Stanley Brown Black Scholar Union on this necessary initiative,” stated George Aulisio, dean of the Weinberg Memorial Library on the College.

“The Library is dedicated to selling range, fairness,  inclusion, and accessibility, and being a welcoming place for our neighborhood. Moreover, the Library’s longstanding experience with Media Sources was an apparent avenue for us to advertise understanding and play our half to assist create a extra equitable future.”

The movie schedule is as follows:

February 1, “Moonlight”February 8, “Blackkklansman”Feburary 15, “Whose Streets”Feb. 22, “Black Energy Mixtape 1967-1975″Feb. 28, “Sparkle”

College to introduce and contextualize Black Historical past Month Movie Collection

Dr. Anyiwo, who joined the College in 2022, is an award-winning instructor and researcher who makes a speciality of utilizing historic strategies to discover racial and gender stereotypes. Most just lately, Dr. Anyiwo was a school member at Curry School as a professor of politics and historical past, and previous to that the College of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Dr. Anyiwo earned her bachelor’s diploma in American research and politics and her Ph.D. on the College of Wales Swansea, the place her dissertation analyzed the dominant stereotypes of African-American girls from the sixteenth century to current.


Dr. Betancourt, who joined the College in 2022, is the founder and chief government officer of ABLE Analysis LLC in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. He brings to Scranton experience within the topics of bullying, scientific racism, studying disabilities and financial inequality. He has taught on the Metropolis School of New York and gained a coveted fellowship on the Metropolis College of New York instructing undergraduate psychology. 

Dr. Betancourt earned his Bachelor of Science in psychology at The College of Scranton, his Grasp of Arts basically theoretical psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson College, and each his Grasp of Philosophy and his Ph.D. in instructional psychology on the Metropolis College of New York.

The Black Historical past Month Movie Collection is supported by a 2023 grant awarded by the Variety Initiatives Evaluation Board.

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