Dr. Eugene Rogers, director of the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club. (Photo: Myra Klarman) [Detroit Free Press]
Love, Life & Loss
Honoring the Lives and Loss of 7 Black Men Through Song
Premieres on Detroit Public Television, Thursday, June 16th, at 8:00 P.M. ET
Watch Online: http://dptv.org/lovelifeloss
While honoring the finest traditions of the University of Michigan to challenge the present and enrich the future, the Michigan Men's Glee Club takes a bold step forward to engage audiences in thinking deeper about race and social justice - among the most polarizing issues facing our country throughout its history - in Love, Life & Loss, premiering on Detroit Public Television on Thursday, June 16th, at 8:00 P.M. ET.
"Our performance of 'Seven Last Words of the Unarmed,' paired with 'Glory,' provided an exceptional opportunity for the Glee Club to raise awareness and foster critical discourse around issues of race," said Eugene Rogers." In light of the most recent tragedy in Orlando, I am reminded of how important it is for our students, staff, faculty and community members alike to be able to engage in dialogue (whether we agree or disagree) in a constructive manner. This documentary and the work by Joel Thompson are examples of how art provides an excellent way of sharing perspectives on the most pressing issues of our time."
This is a powerful documentary that should not be missed. Viewers can watch on Thursday, June 16th, at 8:00 P.M. ET on Detroit Public TV or online at http://dptv.org/lovelifeloss. Use #UMichTalks to join the conversation on social media.
Read more about the film at http://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/2016/04/22/university-of-michigan-mens-glee-club-seven-last-words-unarmed-black-men-killed-final-words/83226114/
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