Award-Winning Journalist, Director Clay Cane to Speak at USC Upstate

October 10, 2016 at 10:56 am

Clay Cane, award-winning journalist and director of the groundbreaking documentary “Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church,” will be a featured speaker during Diversity Week at the University of South Carolina Upstate on October 20, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in the University Readiness Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The documentary, showcased at The White House during Black History Month in February, explores homophobia in the Black church and boldly tackles the intersections of race, gender, sexuality and religion through emotional and deeply honest storytelling. The film also earned a 2016 GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Digital Journalism.

In addition to his work as a journalist and filmmaker, the New York City-based Cane is also an author and television personality whose work covers various topics in pop culture and social justice. He is a graduate of Rutgers University, Phi Beta Kappa, with a B.A. in English and African-American Studies.

The USC Upstate Office of Student Life’s Multicultural Programs strives to educate, influence and cultivate the campus community through cultural, educational and outreach programs and services that give all students, faculty and staff an opportunity to learn, grow and interact with individuals who are different from them.

For more information about Diversity Week or its programs, contact Doug Peters, assistant director for Multicultural Programs, at 864-503-7454 or