Colorlines sat down with designers from Hyphen-Labs, a multidisciplinary creative collective led by women of color, to discuss the inspiration behind the immersive experience they showcased at South by Southwest.
South by Southwest dispatch: Wake Forest University researchers presented their in-progress research about how 18-to-24-year-old African Americans handle the emotional toll of seeing police violence online.
The new documentary follows the Hamilton family’s demands for accountability after a White Milwaukee police officer killed Dontre in 2014. Family members joined director Erik Ljung for a Q&A after the film’s second South by Southwest screening.
Diana Feliz Oliva and her colleagues from the Transgender Health Project at Los Angeles’ St. John’s Well Child and Family Center addressed health and care disparities affecting trans people of color during their South by Southwest panel.
ATX Barrio Archive’s Alan Garcia: “I’m trying to bridge that gap between what is normally available to people in privileged positions and trying to bring it back to the barrios where I believe it belongs.”
Musician Felix Walworth brought attention to a long-standing clause that suggests festival-sanctioned international artists who play unauthorized shows risk possible referral to immigration authorities.
“It’s not enough just to focus on what’s the cool next thing. Part of what we have to do is to figure out how do we use and harness the cool next thing to make sure that everybody in this country has opportunity.”