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“Traveling While Black”: Screening and Conversation

“Traveling While Black”: Screening and Conversation

When: Thursday, March 14

Film: 6–7 p.m.

Discussion: 7–8 p.m.

Reception: 8–8:30 p.m.

Where: Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 West 181st Street, New York City

Tickets: This is a free event.


The issue of traveling while black endures as stinging commentary on American society, whether in the  Oscar-winning film “The Green Book” or the January article by Times senior editorial writer Brent Staples.

Join us for a screening of the immersive virtual reality film “Traveling While Black,” directed by Roger Ross Williams and made in collaboration with Felix & Paul Studios and Oculus. Then, a discussion between Dr. Staples and Marcia Fingal, chief outreach officer and global impact program manager of Intersections International. They will be joined by Reverend Dr. Damaris D. Whittaker, senior minister at Fort Washington Collegiate Church. Continue the conversation afterward at the event’s reception.

The film is presented by Op-Docs, The New York Times Opinion section’s series of award-winning short documentaries