Black Lives on Screen: UI Student Panel discussing "Black Panther"

Feb 25, 2021

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Showcasing the work of a diverse range of acclaimed African American and Black filmmakers, artists, and scholars, the Black Lives on Screen online screening series and discussions will promote and celebrate the rich history, present, and future of Black cinematic expression in the context of an inclusive, educational, and inspiring experience for the entire UI community.

Event Information:
UI Student Panel discussing Black Panther
 (dir. Ryan Coogler, 2018; 134 min)

Samer Suleman (UI Student, Afro House staff member)
Suha Suleman (UI Student, Afro House staff member)
Lily Hester (UI Student, Afro House staff member)

Featuring Jamal Nelson (Artist and Student Life Specialist at Austin Community College (ACC))

Moderated by Shalisa Gladney (Coordinator, UI Afro-American Cultural Center and President UI African American Council) and Assistant Professor Chris Goetz (UI-Cinematic Arts)

Welcome by Dr. Liz Tovar (UI-Executive Officer for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Associate Vice President), and Associate Professor Paula Amad (UI-Cinematic Arts)
co-hosted by UI Afro House; African American Council

Stream film (with HawkID login) HERE prior to event.

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Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

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