About the Film Screening and Brief Lecture
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Directed and written by Stanley Nelson, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015) follows the journey from the organization’s origins to its fall. It includes interviews with former members, with witnesses to important events and with historians who put the documentary into context. Due to its length, the film will not be shown in its entirety.
In order to better understand the Black Panther’s broader historical connections to other activist organizations, the film screening will be accompanied by a brief introduction and a follow-up Q&A session with American Studies researcher and expert Nicole Schneider of the KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. She will contextualize the Black Panther Party (BPP) by comparing and contrasting historical and contemporary civil rights protests like those from the Black Lives Matter organization and the historical counterparts to the BPP.
This film screening and brief lecture is free for students and teachers at Bavarian schools. Participation is encouraged for the "Oberstufe" and motivated English learners in grades 10 through 13. Please include your school and the number of participants in your registration e-mail. This event will take place in person; digital participation is not possible.
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About the Lecturer
Nicole Schneider is a postdoctoral Research and a Teaching Assistant in American Studies at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. For her thesis on photography, social movements, and antiprecarity protest – entitled “Visual Protest, Viral Images and Virtual Participation: Protest and Photography in the Contemporary Movement for Black Lives” – she received the Maximilian-Bickhoff-Foundation’s dissertation scholarship (2018-2021) and was awarded the BAA’s 2022 Dissertation Award. Previously, she held the 2017 BAA Fellowship for a research stay at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Abolition, and Resistance at Yale University.
Currently a member of the DFG-Research-Network “Bridging the Black Freedom Struggle: German and U.S.-American Perspectives,” the KU-Center for Advanced Studies “Dialogical Cultures: Critical Reflection Spaces for Cultural Studies and Social Sciences,” and an associate fellow of the DFG-Graduate Research School “Practicing Place: Socio-Cultural Practices and Epistemic Configurations,” she continues to work on interdisciplinary topics connected to social justice, configurations of places and spaces, as well as American literature and culture. Schneider studied in Siegen, Tulsa (OK), and Eichstätt and holds an M.A. degree in Advanced Literary Studies: Literature, Culture and Media from the University of Siegen.
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