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September 2022

30sep6:30 pm9:00 pmThe Black Walnut film screening

Event Details

On September 30, the MIU Men’s Health Foundation is extremely excited to bring a new award winning film to Detroit that specifically highlights the disparity of prostate cancer for African American men. Prostate cancer is the number one cancer in Michigan and more than 9,000 Michigan men will be diagnosed with it this year. African American men are more than twice as likely to die from it, even though it is 100% treatable if caught early. THE BLACK WALNUT is a unique, compelling, inventive film on the impact of prostate cancer on African-American men, written, produced, and directed by Terrance Afer-Anderson. The film features nine actual prostate cancer survivors, a urologist and a medical oncologist, each providing a powerful narrative that drives the story of the central character. In doing so, it dramatically highlights and offers an in-depth, engaging portrait of the prostate cancer disparity impacting black men, their wives or partners, their families, and their communities. The film is winning awards and rave reviews across the country, but more importantly, it is saving lives by bringing awareness to the black community about prostate cancer and the importance of early testing.

On Sept 30, the MIU Men’s Health Foundation is bringing both the film and writer/director to Detroit for a free screening at Wayne State’s Community Arts Center. After the screening, we are hosting a panel discussion with the Director and subject matter experts from Detroit. The panel will talk about disparities in health care for African American men. This is the only showing in Detroit and it is specifically scheduled 1 week prior to the annual Men’s Health Event at Ford Field (Oct 8) where men can get free comprehensive health screenings that include free PSA testing to help diagnose prostate cancer.

Bringing THE BLACK WALNUT to Detroit is a fantastic opportunity to educate men about prostate cancer, highlight the disparity in health care for African Americans and help close the disparity gap in Detroit. Please help promote the event so that we reach as many men as possible. The links below provide a preview of the film, an interview with the film’s Director on the Joe Madison radio show and a link to the MIU Men’s Health Foundation where men can register for both free events.

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The Black Walnut trailer:


Joe Madison, The Black Eagle radio interview:


MIU Men’s Health Foundation:



(Friday) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Wayne State University Community Arts Auditorium

450 Reuther Mall, Detroit, MI 48203