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On the Record: A Conversation with Amy Ziering, Drew Dixon, and Joan Morgan, moderated by Treva B. Lindsey Webinar
Tuesday, March 9
6:00 – 7:00 PM (EST)

“On the Record: A Conversation with Amy Ziering, Drew Dixon, and Joan Morgan." The program will be moderated by The Ohio State's Women and Gender Studies, Professor Treva B. Lindsey

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A searing look at the intersectionality of the Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements, ON THE RECORD presents the powerful and haunting story of music executive Drew Dixon as she grapples with her decision to become one of the first women of color, in the wake of #MeToo, to publicly accuse a music industry mogul of sexual misconduct. A deep-dive exploration of racial injustice and how profoundly the crimes of assault uniquely afflict women of color, the documentary premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews.

Directed and produced by Academy Award-nominated and two-time Emmy-winning investigatory filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering (The Hunting Ground, The Invisible War), the documentary chronicles not only Dixon’s story but those of several other accusers – Sil Lai Abrams (a domestic violence awareness activist), Sheri Sher (an author and founding member of the first all female hip-hop group ‘Mercedes Ladies’) – delving into the ways women of colors’ voices are all too often silenced and ignored when they allege sexual assault and the cultural forces that pressure them to remain silent.

Presented by the Center for Black Visual Culture (CBVC)/Institute of African American Affairs (IAAA); Co-sponsored by Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music and 370J Project

Mar 9, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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DREW DIXON is the former Vice President of A&R at Arista Records, a former Director of A&R at Def Jam Recordings, the former General Manager of John Legend’s independent label Homeschool Records, and the former manager of recording artist Estelle. In December 2017, Drew broke her silence in The New York Times about sexual assault and harassment in the music industry. @DearDrewDixon .................................................. DR. TREVA B. LINDSEY is an Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University. Her research and teaching interests include African American women’s history, Black popular culture, Black feminism(s), and critical race and gender theory. Her first book, Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington D.C is a Choice 2017 “Outstanding Academic Title.” @divafeminist
DR. JOAN MORGAN is the Program Director of the Center for Black Visual Culture at New York University. She is an award-winning cultural critic, feminist author, songwriter and a pioneering hip-hop journalist. Morgan coined the term “hip-hop feminism” in 1999, when she published the groundbreaking book, When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: A Hip-Hop Feminist Breaks it Down which is taught at universities globally. @joanmorgan .................... AMY ZIERING is an Academy Award® nominated and Emmy® award-winning investigative filmmaker behind some of the most groundbreaking documentaries today with her creative partner Kirby Dick. THE HUNTING GROUND (2015) created a national discussion of sexual assault on college campuses and sweeping reform policies at hundreds of institutions. With ON THE RECORD, Ziering presented the story of music executive Drew Dixon as she struggles with her decision to be the first woman of color to come forward within the #MeToo movement. @JaneDoeFilms