In honor of Black History Month, the East Side Freedom Library invites the community to attend a free screening of the film Mother of Geoge. After the screening, Cherish Gibson, a member of the Liberian diasporic community in Minnesota, who has studied at St. Mary's University and the University of Minnesota, will lead a post-film discussion.

According to NPR, "From the start, Mother of George looks at its two protagonists, Adenike (Danai Gurira) and Ayodele (Isaach de Bankole), across distinct gender lines. The film opens at their traditional Yoruba wedding with two contrasted, tightly framed, straight-on shots of the groom and bride's parties. Later, after the ceremonies, the differences between the two groups become more defined: We watch the women give Adenike child-rearing advice, while the men talk about how best to hide their infidelities."

In addition to film screenings and discussions, Metropolitan State's Library and Learning Center will feature a Black History Celebration book display on the second floor. This event, in conjunction with other film screenings throughout February, are sponsored by Metropolitan State and the East Side Freedom Library. For more information about upcoming events, check out the East Side Freedom Library website.

  • When
    • February 15, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
  • Where
    • East Side Freedom Library
    • 1105 Greenbrier Street
    • Saint Paul, MN, 55106
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