FILM SCREENING: Something the Lord Made
Starring: Alan Rickman, Mos Def, Kyra Sedgwick, Gabrielle Union, Charles S. Dutton
Not Rated; 110 minutes
Spanning 35 years, this film tells the incredible true story of Dr. Alfred Blalock, a white surgeon, and Vivien Thomas, his black laboratory assistant, working during the segregation era. In 1944, Blalock developed a revolutionary method of rerouting the blood supply to the heart, which ended up saving the life of a terminally ill baby. Thomas was right by his side talking him through the procedure. An extraordinary relationship developed between these two men during this difficult time in history.
10 a.m. to noon, Lower Level in the Science Theater (also on February 6, 13 and 27)
Pilates and GYROTONIC® Instructor Jacqueline Detry will stretch your mind and body in this mini workout (no equipment or prior experience required!). Detry holds multiple certifications and has undergone intensive studying in Pilates, massage, bodywork and dance.
10:30 a.m. to noon, Main Level in Black Creativity exhibit
Mr. Quinton Love will be whipping up healthy, mouth-watering fare in a special cooking demonstration. Tastings will be provided to the audience. Mr. Love is the president of the I Love Food Group, and operates several popular restaurant chains in Chicagoland.
Noon to 1:30 p.m., Main Level in Black Creativity exhibit
Black Men Working It Out: Strategies for Community Healing
This interactive dialogue looks at the genetic, cultural and social factors impacting the health of African-American men and highlights national efforts aimed at getting them into the doctor’s office and on the road to continued good health. Additionally, this workshop highlights the initiatives and work of the nationally-recognized organization, Project Brotherhood, recently featured on CNN’s “Black in America, Part 2.”
Speakers include Marcus Murray, Executive Director, Project Brotherhood; Dr. Bonnie “Pete” Thomas, Medical Director of Project Brotherhood; Dr. Carl Bell, international lecturer, writer and psychiatrist; and Dr. Adewale Troutman, Director of Louisville Metro Public Health.
1 to 3 p.m., Lower Level in the Little Theater
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