Dr. Burnett to Present Program for Film Discussion Series

Urbana University Hosts Film Discussion Program URBANA, Ohio (January 30, 2013) - The Urbana University College of Social and Behavioral Sciences invites the public to this month’s program in the Film Discussion Series on Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Lewis and Jean Moore Center for Mathematics and Science Honda Lecture Hall. Dr. James Burnett, assistant professor, presents the documentary, About More Than a Month; a documentary on one man’s quest to end Black History Month. This humorous and provocative look at race in “Post-Racial” America is explored by African American filmmaker, Shukree Hassan Tilghman as he embarks on a cross-country campaign in the United States. The film examines what the treatment of history tells us about race and power in contemporary America. Following the showing of the documentary, a discussion will be hosted by Dr. Burnett. The Moore Building and Honda Lecture Hall are both handicap accessible.

Dr. Burnett joined the Urbana University faculty in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences this past August. Prior to arriving at Urbana, he was a visiting assistant professor at Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho and assistant professor in the Department of Sociology/Corrections in Mankato, Minnesota.

He earned a BA in business administration from Wilberforce University in 1981; a BS in sociology and anthropology from Southwest State University, Marshall, Minnesota; MS in rehabilitation counseling and later multidisciplinary studies from Minnesota State University; and his PhD in rural sociology from South Dakota State University. Dr. Burnett is also a Certified Sociological Practitioner from the Association of Applied and Clinical Sociologists.

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