The Souls of Black Girls: Movie and Dialogue


Lauren Mitchell, theWORD Lead Reporter

The Office of Student Development (OSD) invites student, faculty and staff to join them in their annual women’s event.

This year they’ve selected the documentary, “The Souls of Black Girls” by Daphne Valerus, hoping to highlight and celebrate the beauty and resilience of women.

“The Souls of Black Girls” is an award-winning provocative news documentary that raises the question of whether women of color suffer from a self-image disorder as a result of the standards of beauty celebrated in media.

The candid piece features interviews of young women discussing their self-image.

The documentary also has commentary from rapper and political activist Chuck D, actresses Regina King and Jada Pinkett Smith, PBS Washington Week Moderator Gwen Ifill and Cultural Critic Michaela Angela Davis, among others.

Join the OSD on Thursday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m. in Proctor Hall 160 for a documentary and dialogue, with a cocktail buffet to follow.