Articles tagged: outreach

Saturday at 5:30 PM

Salon A Room 1

Hosted by Erika Alexander

Erika Alexander's Color Farm Media has launched the nation-wide initiative to get at least 50 digital tv pilots greenlit by creators of color. Those who join the Keep It Colorful Crowdfunding Rally will be eligible for prizes, including $25,000 for finishing funds, a chance to work with Color Farm Media and BLACK&SEXY TV, and more. At this Chicago event, hear Erika Alexander speak about the importance of creators of color sharing their stories, then take part in a workshop by Julie Keck, Head of Education for Seed&Spark, on audience building and crowdfunding for film.

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Saturday at 2:00 PM

Salon C Room 1

Tired of each being the only minority in their shows, the group came together to create their own brand of comedy that fits their high energy and experiences. Join this collective of Black Excellence for an open discussion and Q&A to learn more about their experience with touring, writing and performing in television, film, and on stage across the world.

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All Weekend

Dedicated to exhibiting the artwork of youth alongside working artists in order to promote social change. Join CMASJ as they lead attendees in creating activism buttons that raise awareness for a cause in order to push for change. Participants will be encouraged to use their creativity to design and reflect on social issue that they are most passionate about.

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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.

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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.

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Sunday at 10:00 AM

Salon A Room 1

A brunch for Bud Billiken® Parade VIPs!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sunday at 10:00 AM

Salon C Room 3

Hosted by Nancy E. Douyon

Every design decision has the potential to include or exclude customers. Global Research emphasizes the contribution that understanding user diversity makes to informing these decisions, and thus to including as many people as possible. User diversity covers variation in capabilities, needs and aspirations. How can we influence product teams around the world, to design and test in black and brown communities? In this talk, I'll discuss how we use Global Research in underrepresented communities to prioritize what product teams really need to build well and understand if their designs have relative ease of use that translates well to non-US users. Our Global Research priorities addresses some of the most challenging problems facing our global users today.

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Sunday at 11:00 AM

Salon C Room 4

Hosted by Lisa Beasley

Meet and play with other families at Wakandacon. Parents and children of all ages are welcome!

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Sunday at 12:00 PM

Salon C Room 3

Hosted by Allison Manswell

This session takes a deep dive into the Black Panther movie as a tool toleverage the messages and momentum as a movement to build our community. Specifically, it addresses themes related to our communities, our careers, and our relationships. Participants are provided with individual actions, partnering strategies and community activities that can be implemented on a small scale to generate significant impact.

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Saturday at 1:00 PM

Salon C Room 3

Hosted by Lisa Beasley

Diversity in Media: An honest conversation about representation in Hollywood presented by The Nova Collective. Is Hollywood serious about it's commitment to Diversity & Inclusion? How are creators taking the conversation of inclusion into their own hands by building spaces and opportunities for other's othered? Join us for an open discussion with these entertainent industry professionals that are challenging the status quo.

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Friday at 6:00 PM

Salon C Room 1

Hosted by Clarence Hogan

Invoke the spirit of The Black Panther by recalling the contributions Black people have made to the world by looking to the past to learn more about our future. In turn, we hope to encourage participants to become Peace Makers that use STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) to promote peace in our communities.

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