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Closson: Black arts on campus deserve more awareness, recognition

Troy Closson, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 18, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Earlier this month, Barry Jenkins, director of Academy Award-winning film “Moonlight,” spoke on campus, drawing a packed audience and sparking conversation about the importance of diverse storytelling and art forms. Reactions were similarly enthusiastic in January, when writer Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall about his per...

Oh: Barry Jenkins’ thoughtful approach to ‘Moonlight’ illustrates importance of reflective, diverse storytelling

Louis Oh, Op-Ed Contributor

April 11, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last weekend Barry Jenkins — director of this year’s Oscar winner for best picture, “Moonlight” — came to speak on campus. Like quite a few of you, I was there. The event started with a screening of the film. It was my second time seeing it. Again, I soaked myself in the i...