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Social Justice Changemaker Lecture: Creating Social Change Through Film and Music: Do the Right Thing!


The School of Social Work presented Spike Lee and Terence Blanchard in the inaugural Social Justice Changemaker Lecture, established by a generous gift from Neil and Annmarie Hawkins, on Wednesday, April 7. Read more about their discussion on incorporating social justice issues in storytelling and their advice for young artists and activists.

Event recording link will expire May 7, 2021.

Spike Lee and Terence Blanchard

Spike Lee is an award-winning writer, director, actor, producer and author who revolutionized the role of Black talent in cinema. Widely regarded as a premier African-American filmmaker, Lee is a forerunner in the “do it yourself” school of independent film.

Terence Blanchard is an American jazz trumpeter, composer and music educator. He is a frequent collaborator with Spike Lee. He is nominated for a 2021 Academy Award for the Da 5 Bloods score. Blanchard holds an endowed chair in the Detroit Symphony.

Event Co-sponsors: the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, the Office of the Provost, the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, the School of Education, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance and the University of Michigan Museum of Art

Event Details

  • 4/7/2021 - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
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