“True story, beneath Washington Square, an urban park in Philadelphia, lie buried the bodies of hundreds of enslaved people. What if, one night, they all came back as zombies…but they only ate white people?
The movie is called White Meat. So, I've been working on this idea for a while. Ever since I learned that fun fact, actually. At first it was just a whim. A clever joke. But after seeing movies like Get Out and understanding just how much work a horror film can do to be about real ideas and especially ideas related to social justice, I realized this movie could be way more than just a clever joke.
And so I did the research. I consulted with friends who know way more about this sort of thing than I do and got recommendations about what to read, watch, and listen to. Remember how I kept insisting you all read The Half Has Never Been Told? That was because I read it to learn more about slavery to write this script!
I looked at zombie films across the history of cinema and Black horror films that explored racial themes and learned about the surprisingly racially charged history of the very idea of zombies and toured historic sites in Philadelphia and slowly, but surely the story came together.” - David Dylan Thomas
Our community's oldest and longest running event is now a weekly event great for learning, getting inspired, and meeting new people!
Every Thursday we gather to hear from members and friends of our community about something they're working on, something they've learned, or something they're interested in.
The best part of S&T is that the collection of talks are often very eclectic, and as we always say, are just the beginning of new conversations.
Want to share, or recommend someone you know to be a guest presenter? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll help make it happen.
This event is open to members and guests, you just need to RSVP.