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Black Girl in Suburbia

Southridge High School Auditorium
9625 SW 125th Ave
Beaverton, Oregon 97008, US (map)



Black Girl In Suburbia is a 55 minute feature documentary, from local filmmaker Melissa Lowery, that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately White communities around Portland, Oregon. This is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color. This film explores through professional and personal interviews the conflict and issues black girls have relating to both white and black communities.

There are many girls out there who have stories to tell about struggle and triumph, but have never had an outlet to share. That’s why this film is so important!

Black Girl In Suburbia intends to spark an open dialogue about race, identity, and perspective among all people. In hopes that these discussions will allow us to look at perceptions of ourselves, others and the community we live in as a whole.

Following the showing of the film, there will be panel response by representatives of Southridge High Schools various student caucuses.

Co-sponsored by Community Outreach Committee of Southridge High School and YWCA of Greater Portland