“Veterans of Color,” a 2012 documentary, will be screened on Wednesday at the USFSM campus.

USF Sarasota-Manatee to screen ‘Veterans of Color,’ host discussion with film’s producer, local veterans

By: Rich Shopes

Posted: February 03, 2020

SARASOTA, Fla. (Feb. 03, 2020) – The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus will offer a free screening of the documentary “Veterans of Color” on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 6 p.m., in the campus’ Selby Auditorium, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

Corey Posey

The 2012 film chronicles African American veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam and their experiences facing racism in the military and later in civilian life.

Also included is a live panel discussion with film producer Bernard Watson, PhD, and special invited guests who served in the 92nd Infantry Division, a segregated division during World War II.

Visit usfsm.edu/vocfilm to register.

The film and discussion comes as the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus celebrates Black History Month in February. Additionally, the Black Student Union will hold a Family Reunion with music, games and refreshments on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the courtyard, outside the campus café.

For more information about these events and others, contact USF Sarasota-Manatee Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Corey L. Posey at (941) 359-4462 or poseyc@usf.edu.

For more about USF Sarasota-Manatee, visit www.usfsm.edu.

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