"Black in Ukraine" with Terrell Starr, Journalist and Fulbright Scholar
Tue, April 24, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM • PAR 1 (Parlin building)
"Black in the Ukraine" with Terrell Starr, Journalist and Fulbright Scholar
Tuesday, April 24th
330 pm in PAR 1
Black Ukranians are not a particularly hot topic of discussion in Ukraine, but their presence and historical significance is as unique and rich as any ethnic group in this country of nearly 50 millions peoples. Journalist Terrell Jermaine Starr reported on this unique group of people for a year and a half as a fulbright scholar (2009-2010). During this time, Terrell spoke with dozens of Black Ukranians about their experience of living in a country in which their citizenship is often confronted with doubt, suspicion, and racism. While conducting his reporting, Terrell was stopped and harrassed by police officers on 29 separate occasions. His multimedia talk will provide a fresh perspective on what it means to be a minority in post-Soviet Ukraine as well. He will also delve into Soviet-African relations and his own experience of being a black reporter in the former Soviet Union.
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