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The Urban Professionals Network – LIfe After Wakand: A Conversation About Black Panther
March 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
THE URBAN PROFESSIONALS NETWORK – LIFE AFTER WAKAND: A CONVERSATION ABOUT BLACK PANTHER
This month…we will be analyzing Marvel’s Black Panther & discussing “Life After Wakanda” Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ released on February 16 nationally will continue to be the focus of broad-ranging community discussions by scholars, artists, intellectuals, and activists. Moderators: Jason V. Watts (Founder of The UPN) & Jessica Carl (Radio Personality WYBC 94.3FM) UPNRealTalk will encourage the viewing audience to examine the film with a critical focus on cultural representation. Marvel’s Black Panther is loaded with visual imagery and cultural representations that has not been seen in Hollywood or the comic book industry. To top it off, this film features an All Star Black Cast who exhibit powerful performances thoughout the movie. Its African diasporic cultural representations are ripe with opportunities to increase Afro-Futuristic mainstream appeal. Your Favorite Wakanda themed Attire & Cosplay is encouraged. The focus of our discussion will be on the sociocultural significance of the following components of the film: The Black women’s role in Wakanda & our own society, Father & Son Dynamic in Black Community, Visual art & Costume design, STEM Awarenees & Education, Morality, the Film’s impact on Pop Culture, & key takeaways for the African American Community.