On Saturday, October 8th, 2016, DONT SLEEP will be hosting two panel discussions at 1:00pm and 5:00pm respectively to discuss the issues and concerns regarding the movie “Birth of a Nation”
Panel 1 @ 1:00pm (movie showing at 2pm): discussing the historical narrative of Nat Turner and his importance to African American history and the biblical implications of a Christian preacher leading a slave revolt.
Dr. David A. Hampton (Deputy Mayor of Neighborhoods and Senior Pastor of Light of the World Christian Church)
Imani Alpha (Outside the Box and Food Not Bombs)
Jay Johnson (Easter Star Church, graduate of Interdenominational Theological Center)
Mariah Ivey (Spoken Word Artist/Activist/Educator)
James C. Anyike (Senior Pastor of Scott UMC and Radio Talk Show Host of Soul Liberation Radio)
Dr. Ronda C. Henry Anthony (Director of Africana Studies at IUPUI)
Panel 2 @ 5pm (movie showing at 6pm): discussing the present issues surrounding toxic masculinity and rape culture with not only Nate Parker at the center but more importantly the recent article by Gabrielle Union whom is a real life survivor whom plays a woman whom is victimized in the film.
Elle Roberts (musical artist, freelance writer and founder of Shehive)
Jason Miller (Author, founder of The Impact Phase Program, Inc.)
Patrice NiaRose Harris (Spoken Word Artist/Activist)
Theon Lee Jones (Spoken Word Artist, Host of The DOJO)
Jessica Louise (Activist)
Devon Ginn (Spoken Word Artist)
Don’t miss out. Both discussions are guaranteed to be enlightening (in other words, Lit).