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Widener to host free public screenings of documentary about drug use among LGBT communities of color

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The award-winning documentary delves into the world of crystal meth addiction and uses within queer communities of color.

Philadelphia, Pa. – Widener University's Center for Human Sexuality Studies is pleased to present two free public screenings of the documentary "parTy boi: Black Diamonds in Ice Castles," which sheds light on substance use among LGBT communities of color.

The award-winning documentary delves into the kaleidoscopic world of crystal meth addiction and uses within queer communities of color.

The first screening will be on campus on Tuesday, April 16 at 1 p.m. in the University Center Webb Room, 1821 E. 13th St., Chester, Pennsylvania. Following this screening, faculty will lead an interdisciplinary workshop aimed at unpacking the intricate intersections of drug addiction, policy, race and sexuality.

The second screening will be held off campus on Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at Roxy Theater, 2023 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A Q&A with the filmmaker, Michael Rice, will be held after the screening.

Members of the media are encouraged to promote this public event in advance and to attend the screenings. Please contact Assistant Director of Communications Jessica Reyes if you plan to attend.

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener comprises seven schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Visit the university website, http://www.widener.edu/