2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

#BlackLivesMatter: New Solutions to Old Problems

Tuesday, March 15
11:00AM - 12:00PM

JW Marriott
Room 303-304
110 E 2nd St


When SXSW had its initial discussion on Black Lives Matter, I noticed that the conversation was led and curated by non-millennials. I found it odd that a movement, which was started and has been fueled by youth and young adults, was being represented by older, disconnected individuals. The narrative of this entire movement is constantly being formed by media and an older generation, and it will continue to happen that way unless this generation is given the opportunity to speak for themselves. The entire purpose of this session would be to hear directly from the mouths of millennials in the movement. Let's give millennials a chance to bring new ideas to the table. Let millennials be heard.

Hashtags: #sxsw #BLMSXSW


AJ McQueen


We Are The Writer's Block

AJ McQueen is a mc, poet, author, and motivational speaker with a vision of generational success. His mission is solely to inspire and engage the youth of this generation. The St. Louis Native was ...

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Chas Moore at SXSW

Chas Moore


Austin Justice Coalition

Chas Moore is from Houston, Texas, and has lived in Austin for a little more than five years. He is dedicated to the improvement of the City of Austin not just for African Americans but for everyo...

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Fatima Mann


Austin Justice Coalition

I am a daughter, sister, friend, poet, organizer, and life learner. In the last year I have performed at Millions March Texas, Black Excellence fundraiser event put on my Sonya Richard-Ross and hus...

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