Judas and the Black Messiah: On Art and Activism

Mar 16, 2021

10:15am – 11:10am CT

Last year, our national conversation around racial justice reached a renewed urgency, pushing the ongoing movement into the mainstream public consciousness. In this historical moment in particular, the new film, JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH, provides invaluable context for what we’re seeing and experiencing today in the movement for Black Lives, and is an at times all too familiar reminder of just how far we have to go. In this collective moment of necessary upheaval and reckoning in our country, this panel will explore the history and impact of the Black Panther Party and the late Chairman Fred Hampton, the invaluable legacy they left in communities across the country and beyond, their intentionally misconstrued history, and how all of these factors informed today’s movement, as well as the making of the blockbuster new film.

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Jimmie Briggs

Skoll Foundaiton

Ben McBride

Empower Initiative

Anikah McLaren


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