Alumna's Documentary Featured in Upcoming Showings

Melissa Lowery '10 created Black Girl in Suburbia to start a conversation about the experiences of African-American women living in predominantly white suburban communities, like the one she grew up in outside Portland. The documentary has caught fire in the Portland area, screening at schools and colleges, film festivals and more. Catch an upcoming screening during Black History Month:

Pacific University is collaborating with Forest Theater in Forest Grove to show four films as part of a Black History Month film series. Three of the four films will screen at Forest Theater for $5 for the public and free for Pacific students and employees. Lowery's Black Girl in Suburbia, meanwhile, will show in the Taylor Auditorium in Pacific's Marsh Hall, for free.

Selma | 7 p.m. Feb. 3, Forest Theater
Professor Bob Van Dyke will lead a discussion

Black Girl in Suburbia | 7 p.m. Feb. 10, Taylor Auditorium
Melissa Lowery '10 will lead a discussion

Dear White People | 7 p.m. Feb. 17, Forest Theater
Black Student Union members will lead a discussion

Beyond the Lights | 7 p.m. Feb. 24, Forest Theater
Professors and mental health workers will host a panel discussion

Lowery also is the only Oregon filmmaker featured in this month's Portland Black Film Festival at the Hollywood Theatre. See Black Girl in Suburbia at 2 p.m. Feb 21.

To keep up with the latest news and showings, follow Lowery's Black Girl in Suburbia project on Twitter.

Read more about Lowery in the Summer 2014 issue of Pacific magazine.

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015