MONDAY, APRIL 26th

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OWNING OUR SPACE IN THE INDUSTRY: A CONVERSATION WITH BLACK WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT

 (sponsored by The Oprah Winfrey Network, Blackbird House, Film Fatales & Women Make Movies)

Though the statistics on women's involvement in the industry are growing positively day by day, there is still work to do! We discuss breaking down barriers and leading successful careers in a male dominated industry. Learn how these women pushed back against an industry door that was not built to let them in, all while holding it open for others to walk through.

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ENTERTAINING EQUALITY: DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION IN THE INDUSTRY

Ever since #OscarsSoWhite trended on twitter in 2015, the call for a conversation on inclusion of marginalized groups has only grown louder. Yet, there is still a disproportionate percentage of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) people being represented in front of and behind the camera. In this conversation we discuss the need for equity, diversity, and inclusion in the industry - looking back on how far we’ve come and how much further there is to go, and how we not only need to be invited to the party, but asked to dance as well!