Articles tagged: education

Friday at 4:00 PM

Salon C Room 1

Hosted by Jabril Power

Lecture and Artist Demonstration. How politics affect Black identity in Art.

Read more ...


Friday at 5:00 PM

Salon A Room 1

Hosted by Dena Cherry-Brown

The Negro Justice League will be hosting a panel of young progressions working in various STEM fields such as epidemiology, pharmacy, and engineering. The purpose of the panel is to raise awareness about African Americans in STEM and provide information about different career fields.

Read more ...


Saturday at 3:00 PM

Salon C Room 1

Hosted by Terrance Brown

So you've got a great idea, shot a video, wrote a comic/novel... now what? The modern age has a strong DIY ethos. You don't have to wait for the opportunities to get your work to the masses- but you do have to work. Learn about prepping, packaging, and presenting your content to the right people, at the right outlets, in the right way.

Read more ...


Saturday at 6:00 PM

Salon A Room 2

Hosted by Erica Nwankwo

Exploring Wakandacon can be exhausting! Take a break! Enjoy drinks & refreshments and explore how Autodesk is bringing Wakanda to life with its groundbreaking software for makers of all ages, including: Tinkercad & Fusion 360 for 3d printing, Sketchbook for digital art, Maya for animation, and more. Autodesk employees and partners will also lead a group discussion on its Education initiatives & partnerships and how you can #MakeAnything with Autodesk software and learning resources.

Read more ...


Saturday at 3:00 PM

Salon C Room 3

Hosted by Lawrence Lee Wallace

Black Filmmaking in Hollywood. The challenges and the solutions. From independent to big budget, a panel of 5 people from different aspects of the film and TV industry. Director Lawrence Lee Wallace, Actor Eric Lane, Actress/writer Cynda Williams, Casting Director Angela Cobb, and National Diabetes Spokesperson and TV personality Anita Nicole Brown. Moderated by Radio Host Cabrly Breotti, this panel will give you the information and insight you need to make it while Black in Hollywood.

Read more ...


Sunday at 12:00 PM

Salon C Room 4

How do we tell Black girls that they are beautiful, smart, and worthy of pursing their dreams when they live in a world that is set up against them?Director, educator, and playwright Sydney Chatman presents her inspirational and award-winning production. Chatman’s production follows 10 year-old, Bessie Mae whose fear of the world outside her front door prevents her from pursuing her dreams. Bessie Mae feels helpless, but through the encouragement of her grandmother and the neighborhood "Fly Girls," she overcomes by using her voice as a catalyst for change and social empowerments. See excerpts from this award-winning production and a special Wakandacon tribute to Black women, young ladies, and girls in STEAM.

Read more ...


Friday at 4:00 PM

Salon C Room 3

Hosted by Billy Almon

In this talk from designer and 'Storyteller of Nature’s Awesomeness' Billy Almon, learn more about Biomimicry, how it manifests in the Black Panther mythos, see real world examples, and discover how turning to nature for inspiration might help with your next project or venture.

Read more ...


Sunday at 1:00 PM

Salon C Room 3

The panel will highlight dynamic intersections between The Year of the Black Panthers 1968 and The Year of the Movie Panther 2018. Topics of discussion will also include related issues of community, culture, and change throughout the African Diaspora, as well as the significant impact that the original Black Panther Party had on American and African American culture. Panelists include entertainment , lifestyle, & pop culture expert Kevin Ross, Nigerian Fashion Stylist Suzette Opara, television and content producer Darryl Pitts, political policy and culture expert Dr. Amara Enyia, and former Black Panther Party (Berkley chapter) member Dr. Jamal Turner. Moderator: Seven Okema Gunn.

Read more ...


Sunday at 11:00 AM

Salon C Room 2

Hosted by A. McNeal

How to Build Black Tech Across the Planet, everyday black people are learning, leveraging and becoming innovators in technology. In this panel we will unlock the secret to unleashing the economic potential of our communities by building wealth in Black Tech.

Read more ...


Saturday at 2:00 PM

Salon C Room 2

Hosted by Erika Alexander

This will be a discussion about the New Majority audience, its diversity, and the future of film, television and narrative storytelling. We will present an engaging Powerpoint presentation focused on the making of Erika’s graphic novel, Concrete Park. Erika and her creative partner, Tony Puryear, will provide their story within the context of being an outsider. The presentation is essentially a how-to-do-it-for-yourself guide. It is very interactive, participatory, fun, and educational.

Read more ...


Saturday at 4:00 PM

Salon C Room 2

Hosted by Chloe C. Mimms

The objective of this panel is to inform and educate all POC (person(s) of color) and non-POC the struggles and triumphs of being a POC cosplayer. We aim to break the stigma of identification of being a race bended vs. original character cosplays.

Read more ...


Sunday at 10:00 AM

Salon A Room 1

Hosted by Dr. Letitia Wright

This panel explores what crowdfunding is and how to use the 6 different types of crowdfunding to start and grow businesses. Learn how crowdfunding can be used to financially empower the entire community when used with a business-minded perspective.

Read more ...


Saturday at 1:00 PM

Salon C Room 2

Hosted by Anthony Jones

Artists featured in this demonstration are Phillip Boutte Jr, and Marco Nelor. They will discuss the process of design in the film industry. Working with directors and achieving the vision needed for the final product. Demonstrate how to gather reference, start the design process, and take it to completion.

Read more ...


Friday at 4:00 PM

Salon A Room 1

Hosted by Anthony Jones

Anthony Jones will discuss the process of design in the game industry, from developing concepts to help with production and post production in game development. He will also show examples of concepts and how they make it to the final game through many rounds of iteration and feedback.

Read more ...


Friday at 5:00 PM

Salon C Room 3

Hosted by Chelsea Frazier and Michael Riley

Environmentalism (as a political project) has continued to erase Black women's voices. Join Chelsea Frazier and Michael Riley for a conversation about why Black women environmental visual artists, writers, and community organizers are consistently being erased or ignored in environmental conversations despite being on the front-lines as the first to respond to various environmental catastrophes.

Read more ...


All Weekend

The Children's Museum of Art and Social Justice presents Earth 2: a series of drawings created by artists, ages 7-15, of their imagined futuristic worlds. Students participated in discussions around the distant future- what would people wear? Where would they live? How would they get around? How might people relate with one another? The act of such intense imagining alters not just the possibilities of what can be far in the future, but also helps us see what we can alter in our current world as well. The sourced images that served as a starting point for the artists are from Nasa's images archive.

Read more ...


Sunday at 11:00 AM

Salon A Room 1

Hosted by Marseille Allen

The water crisis in Flint is part of a history of environmental racism targeting African American communities. From air pollution to toxic dumping, environmental racism has killed and is killing our people. Flint residents Dr. Kent Key, and activists Marseille Allen and Nayyirah Shariff will provide raw, first-hand narrative of the impact of the Flint Water crisis and how the people of Flint are mobilizing to protect their families. Attendees will learn tools to identify environmental racism affecting their communities and what to do about it.

Read more ...


Friday at 4:00 PM

Salon C Room 2

Hosted by The Academy Group

We live in a word where talent is ubiquitous, but opportunity is too scarce and concentrated, leaving out exceptional young people and perpetuating social inequality and limiting the potential of the American economy. Too often, brilliant, creative, and entrepreneurial minds are not provided the access, exposure, or acumen they need to become economic change agents. Join the Academy Group and a panel of distinguished entrepreneurs from Chicago and beyond in a discussion about what it takes to build wealth and transform society. These leaders – who represent fashion to finance – share their stories of getting a seat at the table…and then flipping it.

Read more ...


Friday at 6:00 PM

Salon A Room 1

Hosted by Kenyatta Forbes

This panel brings together experts in the social justice and gaming to discuss the impact gaming has on raising awareness, changing behavior, or other inequalities. How might gaming be a tool for social, political, and cultural change? Join the conversation with these panelists as they share their work and take questions from the audience.

Read more ...


Friday at 6:00 PM

Salon C Room 3

Hosted by Sami Schalk

What kind of future do you want to live in? This panel of academics, activists and fans will address how creating and consuming speculative media, especially that created by and focused on marginalized people, can help us imaging more inclusive and just futures.

Read more ...