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Whether using performance as protest, acknowledging bias in research, or documenting in film historical inequalities, three School of Communication faculty crossed departmental lines to contemplate the necessity of equity and inclusion in their scholarly and artistic work during a special symposium April 6 at the Norris University Center. The event was the first CommConnections, a new symposium series established to cross disciplines and create partnerships in the School of Communication.
How can a horror movie help us feel less lonely while navigating out of pandemic life? This is a question that came up again and again during Night’s End, Brett Neveu’s (associate professor of instruction in the Department of Radio/Television/Film) original feature film, directed by Jennifer Reeder (Knives and Skin and A Million Miles Away). The film was screened March 31 at the Block Cinema on Northwestern’s Evanston Campus, followed by a talkback with some of the film’s artists and moderated by Professor David Tolchinsky. The event was sponsored by the Pritzker Pucker Studio Lab for the Promotion of Mental Health via Cinematic Arts and the MFA in Writing for Screen and Stage.