Extra Credit: Real Women Have Curves

Tuesday, May 21, 6pm

This is the story of Ana, a first generation Mexican-American teenager who has just received a full scholarship to Columbia University. Torn between her mainstream ambitions and her cultural heritage she agrees to work with her mother at her sister's downtown LA sewing factory. Over the summer she learns to admire the hardworking team of women who teach her solidarity and teamwork.

Extra Credit, a collaboration between Ragtag and the University of Missouri's The Connector. Once a month, we'll screen a film and different researchers will join us to expand on some aspect of a movie. Free for members! Regular prices for non-members.

Tickets available day of show only! Our box office opens at 12 noon or if you are buying a ticket, you can buy one online starting at 12:01am.

Meet the panelists!

Alejandra Mariana Gudiño, MS. MBA, is the Inclusive Education Coordinator for Mizzou's Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity. Their lifelong commitment is to promote learning spaces and opportunities where the process of self-reflection and understanding inform our intercultural competence as a sustainable practice. They see their work as relational as it seeks to support individuals and organizations in generating sustainable and lasting change.

Sarah Killoren is an associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at the University of Missouri. She has been at MU since 2012. Her research focuses on the family and cultural contexts of Latina/o youth development.

Antoinette M. Landor is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at the University of Missouri. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia and completed a National Institutes of Health (NIH) postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the impact of skin tone and colorism on individual, relational, and family health and functioning. She also examines how sociocultural factors influence the sexual and romantic relationship behaviors of adolescents and young adults. Her work has appeared in top-tier journals, such as Perspectives on Psychological Science, Journal of Youth and Adolescence and Archives of Sexual Behavior, and has been presented at domestic and international conferences, such as the European Congress of Psychology in Milan, Italy and the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development in Gold Coast, Australia. She has been interviewed by EBONY Magazine and her research has been cited in NYMagazine, Salon.com, and New York Daily News. Dr. Landor teaches thought-provoking courses on Black Families and Human Sexuality. In addition, she serves as a faculty mentor for MU's McNair Scholars Program.