Dark Girls: Film & Discussion Event About the Politics of Race & Desire

24thFebruary 2017 3pm – 6pm 


University of Westminster

Wood Lecture Theatre

35 Marylebone Road



(Not Rated | Documentary | Urban)

DARK GIRLS is a fascinating and controversial film that goes underneath the surface to explore the prejudices dark-skinned women face throughout the world. It explores the roots of classism, racism and the lack of self-esteem within a segment of cultures that span from America to the most remote corners of the globe. Women share their personal stories, touching on deeply ingrained beliefs and attitudes of society, while allowing generations to heal as they learn to love themselves for who they are. Director: Bill Duke, D. Channsin Berry”

Talks will follow the showing of the film:


Professor Dibyesh ANAND

Dibyesh is the Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster in London.


Dorrie is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Course Leader for the BA Combined Sociology and Criminology programme at the University of Westminster.

Dr Stephani HATCH

Stephani is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London with a background in sociology and psychiatric epidemiology.

Dr. William ‘Lez’ HENRY

‘Lez’ was born in the London borough of Lewisham of Jamaican Parentage and is the British Deejay Lezlee Lyrix. He is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and Criminology, University of West London.


Kai is a diversity activist, visual artist and founder of Diversity Matters; a platform which works collaboratively with organisations to champion diversity in the arts and media.

Bekeowei OKORO

Bekeowei is a full-time undergraduate student, elected student union officer, and activist at the University of Westminster.

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