THE SUN RISES IN THE EAST

DIRECTOR / TAYO GIWA 
United States

RUNNING TIME: 00:58:00

The Sun Rises in The East chronicles the birth, rise and legacy of The East, a pan-African cultural organization founded in 1969 by teens and young adults in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Led by educator and activist Jitu Weusi, The East embodied Black self-determination, building more than a dozen institutions, including its own African-centered school, food co-op, newsmagazine, publisher, record label, restaurant, clothing shop and bookstore.

Day 4 
Sunday, Oct. 2 / 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. CST

Looby Center Theater
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