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<June 2018>


The Contradictions of Fair Hope
Film Screening and Talk Back with S. Epatha Merkerson

Friday, March 8, 2013 | 6 – 9:30 p.m.
12th-floor Lounge | 113 W. 60th St. (at Columbus Ave.) | Lincoln Center Campus

Advanced registration for this event is closed. However, seats are still available for the 7:30 p.m. screening of The Contradictions of Fair Hope. If you would like to be placed on the stand by list, please arrive by 6:45 p.m. at Fordham University - 113 West 60th at Columbus Avenue to register.

Join award winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson to discuss her engaging documentary The Contradictions of Fair Hope. Preceded by a wine reception and art exhibit hosted by MOBiA.

6 - 7 p.m.
Reception and Guided Tour of Ashé to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery exhibit at the Museum of Biblical Art. (1865 Broadway at 61st Street)

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
(at Fordham University)
Screening of the award-winning documentary, The Contradictions of Fair Hope, which traces the gradual loss of tradition in one of the last remaining African American benevolent societies, The Fair Hope Benevolent Society. Executive produced by Golden Globe and Emmy winning actress, S. Epatha Merkerson, and narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this gripping film traces the contradictions of progress, Black community identity, and economic independence in a rural African American community.
The documentary film screening will be followed by a Q-and-A with executive producers, S. Epatha Merkerson and Rockell Metcalf.

Free admission

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of African and African American Studies at Fordham University, the Museum of Biblical Art and New York Women in Film and Television.

For more information, contact Sandra Arnold at 212-636-6360 or


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