This program is part of our Black Stories: Two Cities series.
A post-screening conversation with Dr. Ed Madden and Dr. Todd Shaw about race, gender, and gentrification accompanies the program.
Director: Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras
Prompted by filmmaker Goode Bryant’s inquiry: “Does it look different when two historically oppressed groups try to live together?” Flag Wars is an exceptionally thoughtful, in-depth study of the emotional, economic, and infrastructural motivations and effects of white, gay and lesbian home buyers acquiring property in a historically African-American neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio.
Ed Madden is a professor of English Language & Literature and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina. His research addresses gender, sexuality, and modernism.
Todd Shaw holds appointments in the University of South Carolina’s Political Science and African American studies programs. He researches and teaches broadly in the areas of African American politics, urban politics and public policy, as well as citizen activism and social movements. His current research considers how class, gender, age and other social factors create differing definitions of what constitutes African American group interests and how groups of African Americans and their allies have acted upon these perceived interests. His publications include Now is the Time! Detroit Black Politics and Grassroots Activism.
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