Anime & Manga: Afro-American Intersections with Japanese Culture
East meets West in this session that will drill down into the cultural roots of these art forms, what modern transformations are occurring in the genres, and the themes common in both Anime and Manga that resonate with social justice movements in the US. Get ready for an action-packed session!
Kofi M Bazzell-Smith, U.S.-Japan Bridging Scholar/Creator, Kofi Manga Youtube Channel
Eric Calderon, Independent Producer/Consultant, Los Angeles and Producer, Afro Samurai
Amy DeLouise, Producer and Moderator
Schedule Time: 6:00pm CT; 7:00pm EDT; 4:00pm PDT; 8:00am Tokyo