Associate Professor Scott Gratson, director of the Communication Studies Program in Temple's School of Media and Communication, will moderate a panel discussion on the current state of the AIDS [...]
Associate Professor Scott Gratson, director of the Communication Studies Program in Temple’s School of Media and Communication, will moderate a panel discussion on the current state of the AIDS crisis and its representation in popular culture with the creative team behind You Gotta Eat Dirt Before You Die and local activists.
You Gotta Eat Dirt Before You Die, written by Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon, associate professor of theater, and directed by Malcolm Kenyatta, StOC ’12, follows Jeffrey, an African American business professional, as his lover Nick is dying from AIDS. The work is set at the beginning of the epidemic, a time when HIV and AIDS were not discussed and interracial relationships, especially gay ones, were looked at with more than a wayward glance. You Gotta Eat Dirt Before You Die asks us to examine the treatment of AIDS, views of homosexuality, and the stigma of interracial relationships as they’ve evolved over the course of thirty years.
- Dr. Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon, Department of Theater, Temple University
- Glenn Knapp, Executive Director, Philly Young Playwrights
- Mark Segal, Founder and Publisher, Philly Gay News
- Sherrie Cohen, Esq, Lawyer & Activist
PROGRAM IS FREE! REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED!
A panel discussion in conjunction with the world premiere of You Gotta Eat Dirt Before You Die at the Adrienne Theater.
In honor of World AIDS Day.
Presented by …And Company, LLC in Partnership with Temple University’s Paley Library, The Art Sanctuary, and Philadelphia Gay News.
(Monday) 10:00 am
Paley Library Lecture Hall
1210 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122
This event is SOLD OUT. You can still participate on the night of the event by following the conversation on Twitter @TempleSMC using #askSMCdean. Submit your questions via Twitter in [...]
This event is SOLD OUT. You can still participate on the night of the event by following the conversation on Twitter @TempleSMC using #askSMCdean. Submit your questions via Twitter in advance or during the event.
Join the SMC Alumni Association at Cocktails & Conversation, a unique event that will bring alumni up to speed on the state of the School of Media and Communication at Temple University and our plans for the future.
Dean David Boardman and alumnus Bernie Prazenica, SMC ’79, president and general manager of WPVI-TV/6abc, will lead a dynamic discussion with alumni on the state of the school and the media in the 21st century. This interactive event will feature a question and answer session, during which alumni can join the conversation.
Enjoy a cocktail reception at WPVI-TV/6abc, followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the studios.
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4100 City Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19131
It's "Pomp and Circumstance" time for the School of Media and Communication's winter graduates. Students completing all requirements during the Fall 2014 semester or who have graduated in August 2014* are [...]
It’s “Pomp and Circumstance” time for the School of Media and Communication’s winter graduates.
Students completing all requirements during the Fall 2014 semester or who have graduated in August 2014* are invited to attend. Graduates may only attend one school Graduation Ceremony as well as university-wide May Commencement.
*Please note: If you petitioned to walk in the May 2014 ceremony, you are not eligible to attend the Winter Graduation Ceremony.
Visit smc.temple.edu/graduation for details.
(Thursday) 11:00 am - 11:00 am
Temple Performing Arts Center
1837 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
SMC Student Affairs/Advising Center