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Film, lecture examine sexuality and urban life, May 6

Rutgers University sociologist Winnifred Brown-Glaude will deliver a lecture titled "Sex in the Postcolonial City" and introduce a screening of the film "Dancehall Queen" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6, in the Rocky-Mathey Film Theater, Rockefeller College.

"Dancehall Queen," a 1997 film by Rick Elgood and Don Letts, tells the story of a street vendor in Kingston, Jamaica, who embraces dancehall culture while struggling to raise her two children.

Brown-Glaude will lead a discussion following the screening. She is the director of the "Reaffirming Action: Designs for Diversity in Higher Education" project at the Institute for Women's Leadership at Rutgers. Her research includes examining the impact of race, color, class and gender on the experiences of female entrepreneurs in Jamaica's urban economy.

The event is the last in a series exploring sexuality, gender, and modern urban life in English-language cinema. It is sponsored by the Department of English .

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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