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

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