Booming beats pound through speakers and jazzy tunes play off of turntables as the third installation in the Jackie Robinson Arts and Humanities lecture series goes underway. The focus of this installment: Black in animation.
The Jackie Robinson Arts & Humanities Lecture Series continues its theme “Art as Activism in the Era of COVID-19 and Civil Unrest in the USA: Re-set, Re-Discover & Re-Imagine,” with its second installment by celebrating Women History Month.
The screen is black and white as a clip plays of James Baldwin, the widely admired writer and activist of the 1960s, where he speaks on achieving transformative racial equality in America. Suddenly, a voice proclaims “AMERICA, WE ARE HERE.”
People started gathering outside the Westerbeck Recital Hall last Thursday at Pasadena City College (PCC) at least half an hour before the screening of “When Justice Isn’t Just.” By the time lights were turned off inside the theater, 250 people were sitting in silence.