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Diverse Voices

Why Black Lives Matter: Links and Resources

On Tuesday, October 20, a panel of artists, educators and historians discussed the unique aesthetics of Blackness in regards to arts and culture to cultivate a greater appreciation of Black lives’ cultural contributions. This Zoom-hosted webinar entitled Why Black Lives Matter was facilitated by Jonathan Herbert, theater program head at Ozarks Technical Community College. You can view a recording of the webinar here. Throughout the webinar, several resources were mentioned, which are listed and linked below.


Articles mentioned during the program:


Podcasts mentioned during the program: 


Video playlist mentioned by Jon Herbert (YouTube)


Click here to view the list of books, authors, and films recommended during the webinar (with catalog links).


If you enjoyed the recording you might  want to check out these links on our Black Voices, Black Lives page:

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