Hammer Museum, operated by UCLA is partnering with the African American Policy Forum this week to present the third annual “Her Dream Deferred, a series offering the substantive analysis on the status of black women and girls in the United States and exploring multifaceted solutions to social injustice.” All the events are streamed live, you can catch the last one tonight at 7:30 PM (PST)
From The Hammer Museum Website
THE NOT SO SILVER SCREEN: BLACK WOMEN IN MEDIA
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
The widespread coverage of race and gender inequality in Hollywood often excludes black women. The wage gap for black women in the entertainment industry is a symptom of a larger issue: the invisibility and devaluing of black women in media culture as performers, producers, and directors.
Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw moderates a panel that explores this narrative alongside solutions to promote black women as creators. Panelists: legendary actress Diahann Carroll; stage and soap actress Tonya Pinkins; film, television, and theater actress and director LisaGay Hamilton; veteran Hollywood casting director Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd; April Reign, #OscarsSoWhite creator and the founder and editor of BroadwayBlack.com; and University of Alabama professor Kristen Warner, who studies race, representation, and the media.