March 21, 2019
'BlacKkKlansman: A Response to the Resurgence of Overt Racism in America Today' talk by Kevin Willmott
Acclaimed Kansas-based filmmaker Kevin Willmott will present "BlacKkKlansman: A Response to the Resurgence of Overt Racism in America Today" from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in the Bluemont Room of the K-State Student Union. The public is welcome to attend.
Willmott co-wrote the film "BlacKkKlansman" with director Spike Lee. In his talk, Willmott will discuss how the film explores and exemplifies the rise of racism, Charlottesville, the Muslim travel ban and the government shutdown over funding for the wall. Willmott's films often reflect elements that currently define life in the U.S. His insightful use of humor adds precision to his critiques, and at the same time affirms our humanity in the face of hatred.
The keynote, part of the "Art of Democracy" engagement symposium, is co-sponsored by the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.