Dr. Carlos was a terrific and inspirational speaker. His life experiences and down-to-earth style were very compelling. He has a genuine human rights oriented perspective on American culture. His appreciation and support for constructive activism made him a great choice for the forum.
What a pleasure it was to hear Mr. John Carlos speak about a monumental time in history for social justice and to be a powerful and yet so transparent voice for African Americans. This opportunity was invaluable and one I will never forget. I am charged to continue a legacy of change and do the right thing despite the opposition that waits me. Where ever my feet are planted, I will be sure to use that place as my platform just as John Carlos did and continues to do.
I loved it! The round-table atmosphere was so inviting. It created a safe space to talk about some more sensitive topics around race, gender, & discrimination (to name a few) without any judgement. So much great information and lot of take aways that I can use on a daily basis.
The Black Maria Film & Video Festival was an enjoyable program that gave me important insight into the works of individual animators and film-makers. It was both captivating and educational and I look forward to any future Black Maria events!