The Open Society Foundations and The Opportunity Agenda will co-host a moderated panel discussion, Changing the Script: Media, Culture and Black Lives, on Monday, August 17 from 4 to 6 pm in the Edgartown Room at the Harbor View Hotel.
According to a press release the panel, moderated by Alan Jenkins, executive director of The Opportunity Agenda, will discuss how culture makers and activists use media and creative strategies to tell stories about black lives. Panelists include: actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover, author, producer and writer Issa Rae, and artist, organizer and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, Patrisse Cullors. The event is being produced by Black Robin Media.
“This is the time to re-imagine the possibilities we have within ourselves and our relationships with each other,” says Mr. Glover. “As we begin to build our own narratives and widen the discussion on unfair practices globally, we in turn can find ways to enhance each other.”
“Media and culture have the power to move hearts and minds in ways that advocacy and information alone often cannot, which is why this conversation is so important right now,” says Mr. Jenkins. “I’m thrilled to learn from and amplify the voices of such transformative leaders as we collectively look to shift the national dialogue on Black lives.”
The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a cocktail reception from 6 to 7 pm.
To RSVP, attendees can email ChangingTheScriptBlackLives@gmail.com or call 508.444.2195.