Racialised Trauma Seminar & Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Screening presented by Hári Sewell, Educator and mental health specialist, taking place on the 14th July 2022 between 5:30-9:30pm, at Curzon, 58 Victoria St, London SW1E 6QW Lane, London SW2 1JG.
Screening of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, a George C. Wolfe dynamic film adaptation of August Wilson’s 1982 play, starring Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman. Described as a reclamation of Black music and culture, the film presents a fictional account of a day in the life of the early 20th century blues singer Ma Rainey, who helped to pioneer a genre whilst speaking candidly about Black life in America and challenged heteronormative ideas.
Presentation from Hári Sewell using content from the film as a reference alongside theories and research on the nature and consequences of racial trauma.
‘In Conversation’ with Guilaine Kinouani, director and founder of Race Reflections, author of Living While Black: The essential guide to overcoming Racial Trauma & psychologist and clinician working with issues of equality and justice.
Dress code – Casual