The 2015 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium, “Voices of Liberation and Resistance,” focused on the subject of activism, liberation, and resistance in the arts; with a special focus on film and literature. During the symposium, the Center for Black Literature honored and pay tribute to the work of Danny Glover. Throughout his distinguished career, Mr. Glover has dedicated himself to the development and production of films of historical relevance, social purpose, commercial value and artistic integrity, and he has a record of addressing issues of economic development and poverty in Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. We applaud his legacy of paving the way for Black actors and filmmakers to create a presence in the film industry and in supporting a tradition of social consciousness and resistance among fellow artists and writers.
Focusing on activism, liberation, and resistance in the arts, the 2015 NBWC Biennial Symposium explores this subject from different perspectives: film, literature, theater, and television and that provides an intergenerational perspective on the legacy of resistance and activism in the arts, with a special emphasis on how novelists, poets, playwrights, and screenwriters have addressed this subject through their work and through the roles they play.
Photos by Lem Peterkin, Marcia Wilson, & Clareese Hill
Lem Peterkin – Juice Peterkin Photography
Marcia Wilson – Wide Vision Photography
Photos by Clareese Hill