Bad Friday in Africa Tour

Deborah Thomas, Professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies, has received funding to support BAD FRIDAY IN AFRICA:  ROOTS, RIGHTS, REPARATIONS.  With this support, Thomas, John L. Jackson, Jr., and Junior “Gabu” Wedderburn will be screening their documentary film, BAD FRIDAY:  RASTAFARI AFTER CORAL GARDENS, in South Africa, and conducting media ethnography workshops in a variety of settings.  BAD FRIDAY, which has been featured at international film festivals and screened across the country, focuses on state violence against Rastafari in Jamaica, and specifically on what is called the “Coral Gardens incident” of 1963.  Click to read more.