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Black Matters 101: Creativity During the Pandemic

This series of virtual webinars addresses the current state of national affairs as they pertain to Black people. The health pandemic created by COVID-19 has brought racism to the forefront as a public health crisis that has been and continues to be an age-old detriment to African Americans. The health disparities crisis is compounded by the persistence of police killings and civilian vigilantism that traumatize black communities. This webinar series brings together educators, students, community activists, civic leaders, and the general public to discuss topics emanating from the volatile moment of the pandemics, and, importantly, to develop action-oriented strategies for social justice.


Joni Boyd Acuff, The Ohio State University, Arts Administration, Education, and Policy
Deidre Hamlar, Columbus Museum of Art
Celia C. Peters, filmmaker and visual artist
Jason Rawls, Polar Entertainment

This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, click here.

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this webinar, please contact Candace Gaiters at or call 614-688-1354. Requests made two weeks before the event generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

Unable to join the event live? No worries, register anyway. All registrants will receive a recording of the webinar and additional resources following the event.