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The Department of Communication is presenting the screening of Making Sweet Tea with UNC Alum and co-executive producer, Dr. E. Patrick Johnson on April 12th at 5:30 pm in 116 Murphey Hall. Following the screening will be a moderated Q&A session. This event is free, open to public and students are able to receive CLE credit by attending.

More on Making Sweet Tea

Making Sweet Tea is a documentary film that chronicles the journey of southern born, black gay researcher and performer, E. Patrick Johnson, as he travels home to North Carolina to come to terms with his past, and to Georgia, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C. to reconnect with six black gay men he interviewed for the book, Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South—An Oral History.

More on Dr. E. Patrick Johnson

E. Patrick Johnson is Dean of the School of Communication and Annenberg University Professor at Northwestern University.

A member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Johnson’s work has greatly impacted African American Studies, Performance Studies, and Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

He is the author of several books, including Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the Politics of Authenticity (2003); Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South—An Oral History (2008); Black. Queer. Southern. Women.—An Oral History (2018); Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women (2019), in addition to a number of edited and co-edited collections, essays, and plays.

Watch the trailer here.

Headshot of Dr. E. Patrick Johnson

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