We are excited to invite you to the Pan African Alumni Network Movie Series, a platform for conversation and dialogue examining the global Black Cinema experience using different lenses and audiences. This will be an interactive series consisting of virtual panels with OHIO alumni, students, faculty and other relevant authorities on the Black movie experiences. To commemorate Women’s Month & International Women’s Day, join us for a discussion and unpacking of the Netflix movie, "Citation."
Brandi Baker, 08ʼ,06ʼ
Brandi works as a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion strategist, trainer, facilitator, and consultant with a focus on racial equity, cultural competency and inclusive excellence. She currently serves as a Co-Lead of both the Athens Parents 4 Racial Equity (AP4RE) and the Racial Equity Coalition of Athens County (RECAC) through the Athens Foundation. Brandi is a two time Alumna of Ohio University with a Bachelor in Communications and a Master’s in Public Administration. Brandi has worked over 14 years leading, developing and managing access, diversity, and inclusion programs and initiatives within educational, non-profit and community organizations.
Dr. Kristyn Neckles
Kristyn is a Psychologist and Diversity & Inclusion Embedded Clinician in the Counseling and Psychological Services Division at Ohio University. Kristyn is a native of Grenada and has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Carlos Albizu University. She also holds a Master’s in Organizational Management and Leadership from Springfield College. She is particularly interested in understanding the role of culture and issues of privilege and power in the context of mental well-being.
Nkuli Shongwe, 17ʼ
Nonkululeko is an organizer, facilitator, and cooperative enthusiast. She works at Nexus Community Partners as the Community Wealth Building Program Manager. Her work focuses on convening and building collective spaces for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in the Twin Cities by using community wealth building and community engagement practices. She is also a second-year Master of Human Rights candidate at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Nonkululeko holds a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies from Ohio University.
Chioma Uchefuna, 16ʼ, 16ʼ
Uchefuna is a PhD Candidate in the African History Program at Michigan State University. She earned her MA in International Studies (African Studies) from Ohio University. She is currently a Mellon IDRF fellow. She is working on her dissertation titled “Undressed Soldiers, Embodied Dualities: Igbo Women and the Making of Communities During the Nigeria-Biafra War, 1967-1970.”
Dr. Akil Houston
Akil Houston, PhD., is an associate professor of Cultural and Media Studies in the Department of African American Studies at Ohio University. He teaches courses on African American Education, African American Media, Afrofutrusim, Pedagogy of Malcolm X, and the popular Hip Hop history, culture, and politics class. Dr. Houston’s research areas include African American Studies, Educational Philosophy, Africana Womanism and Black Feminism(s), Cinema Studies, Cultural Studies, and Hip Hop Culture.
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