Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories Project is getting a lot of attention around our community. Check out our latest features and outings by clicking the associated image.
Join Women Writing for A Change for the fifth program in this ten-part series, as we explore race from the lens of categories. Joan Ferrante, a professor of sociology at Northern Kentucky University, and her students created a film that examines the history of racial categories, what was lost in the effort to sort humans one from the other, and how that is relevant to today's cultural, political and socio-economic climates.
Follow sociologist Joan Ferrante's efforts to draw on the transformative powers of the arts to mourn the creation of racial categories in the United States - categories created without regard for family, ancestral, or romantic ties.
From deciding to attend a university over 5,000 miles away from her home in Lagos, Nigeria, to the interdisciplinary challenges she took head on, Onyinye Uwolloh is no stranger to taking risks.
Kentucky Educational Television (KET) will air an original documentary created by a Northern Kentucky professor and her students. Story by Vicki Prichard.
“We were 13 and he had a childlike curiosity about my Blackness. He’d trace my skin and was certain it felt different, not wrong, just different. Yet, I had a cowardly liking for his Whiteness, a liking that I ignored when around others…”
Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss The Mourning Racial Categories Project are Northern Kentucky University Professor of Sociology Joan Ferrante, PhD.; and one of the NKU students who worked on the project, writer and poet India Hackle.
The MCrc Project’s Dr. JOan Ferrante and her students will be presenting selections from PArts 1 and 2 for the 6@6 Lecture Series at 6 PM on November 29, at the Carnegie in Covington, KY. This is a free event with refreshments provided. Make sure to click through for tickets and more information about the event.
You just don’t see a project like this every day. You won’t want to miss it.
Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories will be presented at an open House at Newport Historic Museum @ The SouthGate Street School on Friday, April 6. From 6:30 Pm - 9:30 Pm. Click through to read the article in The Voice.
Keynote speaker, Dr. Joan Ferrante will be presenting selections from Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories.
Executive director of The MCRC Project, Joan Ferrante and Tara Riley, Director of Museum Experiences at The Freedom Center appear in a FOX19 morning news segment to discuss the documentary and it's involvement with the The National Underground Freedom Center.
"Local Educators are finding new ways to discuss race," writer Cincy Magazine author Dan Hurley. This article discusses recent race issues in the Cincinnati Community and what The MCRC Project is beginning to do in order to counter act them - by becoming color brave.
The MCRC Executive Producer, Dr. Ferrante Discusses the documentary and the consequences of categorizing race in America During a radio interview on Cincinnati's public radio station, WVXU.
Many scientists today agree that race is a social construct with no biological meaning. Yet we are asked, on everything from school applications to employment forms, to declare our race.
The Northern Kentucky Tribune's Vicki Prichard writes about the first screening of Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories. This article includes interviews by J. Gray, Dr. Kelly Moffet and project director and executive producer Joan Ferrante.
As conversations go, the subject of race is one of the more complicated ones.
A free screening of Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories, a feature documentary that explores how racial categories were created in the United States and their lasting consequences, will take place at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati on Saturday, December 9 at 1 p.m.
India Hackle, Emanuel Picazo, and Joan Ferrante appear on Cincinnati's Local TV station to talk about Mourning the creation of racial categories Project. The story also features scenes from the documentary. Local 12's Dan Hurley reports.
News Editor, Nicole Browning Writes a review after seeing the first screening for Mourning the creation of racial categories documentary.
The students not only had to thoroughly examine... historical accounts, but had to channel their own mourning into their creative products. The responses and artwork, ranged anywhere from a poem to a sculpture to a dance, are not only significant in representing that mourning, but incite mourning in their audience, as well. - Nicole Browning, News Editor for The Northerner