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Salons at Stowe 2.16.17

Thursday, February 16, 2016
5:30 -7:30 PM
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

#OscarsSoWhite? Representation in Hollywood

Why does media representation matter? What is its impact? 

In 2016 the Academy Awards drew criticism when no actors of color were nominated for major awards.

In advance of the 2017 Oscars, join the conversation on race and gender representation in film and popular culture with featured guest:

Pedro Bermudez, Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema, University of Hartford and independent filmmaker.


5:30 PM Social Time

6-7:30 PM Program


Suggested Reading

The 2017 Oscar acting nominees are the most diverse in a decade 

#OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign: The movement has absolutely not been cancelled 

Constance Wu on Hollywood’s white savior problem: ‘Our heroes don’t look like Matt Damon’ 


Since 2008, the Stowe Center has brought community members together at Salons at Stowe, spirited discussion of contemporary issues to foster engagement and community action. Virtual visitors are invited to check out the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center's Salon blog at: SalonsAtStowe.blogspot.com to post thoughts, comments and ideas before or after a Salon.

A FREE event thanks to members and donors and: 

Aetna Foundation Inc.; Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.; Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts; CT Humanities; Elizabeth Carse Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America Co-Trustee; Greater Hartford Arts Council; Greater Hartford Arts Council's United Arts Campaign; Hartford Foundation for Public Giving; Jewelers Mutual; Lincoln Financial Foundation; Pratt & Whitney; Robinson + Cole LLP; Tauck World of Giving; The Hartford; Travelers; United Technologies Corporation; William Beecher Scoville Foundation; William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund.