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Session 4: Saturday, June 2nd: 4:00 - 5:50pm
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Early in 2018 we saw Black Panther rise to become the 3rd highest grossing film in America, and there was no shortage of online conversations surrounding #WakandaForever. While this film made unprecedented history with its almost all-Black cast, our panel will get into some of the deeper themes of the film and how they have been perceived by everyday viewers. Discussion will be centered around how mass incarceration, toxic masculinity, economic inequality, and not only how it was addressed in the film but the longer lasting implications these ideas may have on society.


Marlon Rice
Author, Journalist, Consultant

A man who wears many hats, Marlon is an author, journalist, and business owner. An alum of Morgan State University, Marlon is the Culture Editor for Heart and Soul Magazine. He is a contributing writer for numerous blogs, including One...

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Negesti Cantave is a queer lifelong resident of Bedford-Stuyvasnt, Brooklyn. As a first generation Afro-Caribbean, she stands in a line of Afro-Caribbean women who have devoted their lives to surviving colonialism. Negesti is a revolutionary thinker, filmmaker, and community organizer whose...

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Jason is an activist and bike messenger by trade