Think Tank: Global Institute for Black Girls in Film and Media

Saturday, August 06, 2022

8:45 AM – 12:00 PM PDT Add to Calendar


Join us for an exciting discussion centered around Black girls in film and media, with Lisa Covington Ph.D., Ricky Weaver and moderated by filmmaker and ArtCenter alum, Elizabeth Gray Bayne.

The Global Institute for Black Girls in Film & Media (The Institute) is a collaborative designed to explore the ways in which scholars, artists, filmmakers and visual storytellers understand the ways Black girls are valued across mediums.

In 2021, ArtCenter invited Dr. Lisa Covington to conduct a scholarly presentation on her research on Black girls in film.

As a result of understanding the dearth of scholarship on Black girls in film, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Aaron Bruce took the initiative to call upon the expertise of Dr. Lisa Covington, Elizabeth Gray Bayne and Ricky Weaver to form the Founding Advisory Board for The Institute. The Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion at ArtCenter is grateful to take a supportive role in creating a space in which scholars, filmmakers, animators, artists, industry professionals, students and community members engage with the understanding and development of Black girls as characters, content creators and future industry professionals. This Institute is designed by Black Girls to center Black Girls and honor the nuance of their varying experiences on and off the screen.

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