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December 14, 2010

Somalis in Minnesota

According to December 2010 American Community Survey data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, about 30% of Americans with Somali ancestry live in Minnesota: approximately 25,000 out of about 85,700.

December 1, 2010

"Wigger" screening and discussion

The movie Wigger will be screened at the University of Minnesota's Coffman Theater on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 6:30-9:00 pm. This spellbinding urban drama chronicles the life of a young, White male named Brandon who totally emulates and immerses himself in African American life and culture. Shot in North Omaha, Nebraska, Brandon struggles to find a place for himself in a world in which he rejects his Whiteness, but is not always fully embraced by African American culture.

Join us for an evening with Dr. Omowale Akintunde, writer and director of Wigger for the film's premiere in Minnesota, followed by a discussion and Q&A session, facilitated by AA&AS faculty Keith Mayes and Alexs Pate.

The event is free, but registration is required online, or call Thien Nguyen-August at 651-772-4254.

For more information visit http://www.minnesotahumanities.org/wigger, or contact
James Zacchini, 651-772-4249, james@minnesotahumanities.org