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Thursday, October 10 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
The Lens Is Black: Creating Afro-centric Content Platforms

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Hear the amazing stories of 3 Black Content Platform Founders and how they are utilizing technology to build their media platforms to positively represent Black women and men across film, news and animation. 

Speakers
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DeShuna Spencer

Founder & CEO, kweliTV, Inc.
DeShuna Spencer is the Founder/CEO of kweliTV, a video streaming network that curates undiscovered and award-winning indie films, documentaries, web series and children’s programming of the global black community. She’s the former radio host/producer of emPower Hour, a weekly... Read More →
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Sherrell Dorsey

Founder and CEO, ThePLUG
Data-driven strategist, journalist, and entrepreneur building smarter and more inclusive innovation communities.
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Roye Okupe

CEO, YouNeek Studios
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Roye Okupe is an author, speaker and entrepreneur whose passion for animation led him to found YouNeek Studios in 2012, an avenue that would allow him to pursue his dream of creating a diverse library of superheroes. Under that umbrella, Roye wrote, produced... Read More →



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