Articles tagged: sunday

Sunday at 1:00 PM

Salon A Room 4

Come meet and mingle with your fellow community builders and activists!

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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.

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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.

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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 from 10am - 2pm

Salon A Room 4

Hosted by Bonus Round Café

Learn a new board game, hosted by Bonus Round Café .

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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 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.

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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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Sunday at 10:00 AM

Salon C Room 4

Hosted by Rebecca Hubbard, Grounded Yoga. Sponsored by Liberation Health Strategies and YogaSkills School of Kemetic Yoga

In this workshop participants will explore their inner universe through Kemetic Yoga™ an ancient Egyptian system of yoga using slow, methodical physical movements combined with controlled deep breathing and meditation -- developing patience and concentration. Kemetic Yoga aids in relaxation, stress management, balance, coordination, flexibility, focus, and strength - the things we need to keep our Wakandacon experience in our daily lives. In addition, the postures help you connect to ancient wisdom of our Kemetic ancestors. Come as you are and be prepared for gentle movement.

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Jesse J. Holland is an award-winning journalist and novelist and the author of the first novel featuring comics’ most popular black superhero, The Black Panther. In Black Panther: Who Is The Black Panther? Holland retells the classic origin of T’Challa, the original Black Panther, and updates it for the new century, giving new fans and longtime die-hard aficionados a good platform and some inside information for the new “Black Panther” movie from Marvel Studios debuting in 2018.

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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 10:00 AM

Salon C Room 1

Hosted by Anthony Jones

A live demonstration of an original character design using traditional means, via Paper, Pencil

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Sunday at 11:00 AM

Salon C Room 3

Hosted by Jabari Exum

Jabari Exum, drummer, actor, and storyteller was the choreographer and dummer on the movie Black Panther. He has studied indigenous people and their practices that promote health and healing including resilient skin, resistant immune system function, vitality, fitness, spirituality, speed and flexibility, anti-aging, and connection to the planet. In this session Jabari will share his observations, views, and practices for health and well-being and where to find Vibranium in our everyday life. Bring your curiosity and questions!

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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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Sunday at 10:00 AM

Salon C Room 2

Hosted by Lisa Beasley

Comedians Ali Barthwell and Aasia Lashay Bullock sit down with Erika Alexander to learn more about the path that led her to creating a company devoted to diversity and representation in the entertainment industry. We'll learn from her experience as a Funny Black Women in Hollywood.

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Sunday at 11:30 AM

Salon A Room 4

Come meet and mingle with your fellow believers!

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Sunday at 1:00 PM

Salon A Room 1

Hosted by Jesse J. Holland

Learn the secrets of T'challa that the hit Black Panther film didn't tell you from author Jesse J. Holland who wrote "Who is the Black Panther?: The Black Panther, the book that Marvel Entertainment commissioned Jesse to write for the movie.

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Sunday at 12:00 PM

Salon C Room 1

Hosted by Brittany Miriki

We all wish we could work in Wakanda, where women and men are treated as equals and melanin flows everywhere you go. Unfortunately, that’s often not our reality. In this event, Sistas in STEM will host an open discussion on gender equality in the STEM workforce. We’ll expose the issues we face working in the industry, and explore ways to change the culture. Together we can embrace the equality we desperately need and empower those seeking a little support. What indifferences have you faced on the rise through your career? How can you help change this culture?

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