'Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am'
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Sponsored by Oasis and Geddes Federal Savings, WCNY presents a Virtual Screening and Panel Discussion of "American Masters–Toni Morrison: The Pieces I am."
This new film from "American Masters" is an artful and intimate portrait of the legendary storyteller and Nobel Laurette. Examine Morrison’s life, the powerful themes that inspired her literary career, and her impact on American culture and society.
Following the screening, be part of a live virtual Q&A session with Farah Jasmine Griffin, an English Literature Professor in the African American and Diaspora Studies Department at Columbia University.
The virtual screening and discussion will take place Tuesday, June 16 from 4-5:30 p.m.
- WCNY Robert J. Daino Broadcast and Education Center
WCNY was founded in 1965 as The Educational Television Council of Central New York. Today, it is a community-owned media company that produces content across multiple platforms, including television and radio programs, dynamic web and targeted email content, the WCNY CONNECT member magazine, and social media. Through online stream technology, WCNY has a global broadcast audience of viewers and listeners throughout the United States and 17 countries. WCNY operates five digital, pledge-free broadcast channels and three radio stations. Towers are located in Watertown and Utica, and WCNY’s radio programming extends into Canada. Classic FM is one of a few radio stations in the world dedicated to locally programmed music. Educational services include workshops; a 10,000 square-foot building with dedicated Education Center; Read Out, a radio reading service for the visually impaired; Enterprise America for middle school students; and a media and marketing communications program for high school students. WCNY is LEED® Platinum Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest certification level achievable in Leadership, Energy & Environmental Design. Other achievements include “Business of the Year” in the nonprofit category in 2014 by CenterState CEO.
- Farrah Jasmine Griffin
Farah Jasmine Griffin is Chair of African-American & African Diaspora Studies; Director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies and the William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies at Columbia University. She is also Affiliate Faculty of the Center for Jazz Studies. Professor Griffin received her B.A. from Harvard, where she majored in American History and Literature, and earned her Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale. Her major fields of interest are American and African American literature, music, and history.
The views and opinions expressed in this online screening are those of the presenters and participants, and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of ITVS, public broadcasting, or any entities hosting the screening.