Yanqing Yang is an anthropologist, cultural organizer, and art educator. She’s a founding team member of China Youthology, a youth culture research and connection platform which aims to empower youth driven change. She initiated Butter Youth Conference, the first youth story sharing platform in China in 2009 and has run more than 50 Butter Youth Conferences with 300+ youth opinion leaders speakers and 2000+ audience members.
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Natasha L. Logan is a multi-media arts and cultural producer based in Brooklyn, NY. Natasha recently joined Creative Time as the Project Manager, and is committed todeveloping projects that encourage public participation, incorporate interactive technology, and unite communities. Recent productions include include the transmedia projects Question Bridge: Black Male and The Truth Booth with Hank Willis Thomas and The Cause Collective.
Andrew DeVigal is the inaugural Chair in Journalism Innovation and Civic Engagement and the first professor of practice at the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC). The Agora Journalism Center is devoted to transformative advancements for better journalism and stronger democracy. DeVigal also served as the multimedia editor at The New York Times, where he helped guide the newspaper’s print-driven format into the multimedia era.
Andrew J. Padilla is an award-winning filmmaker, educator and independent journalist, born and raised in East Harlem, NYC. He is currently profiling displacement in America through a series of documentary shorts entitled “El Barrio Tours: Gentrification USA”. From Hostos to Harvard, Andrew has lectured on urban politics across the US. His writing has been featured in NPR Latino, City Limits, Latino Rebels and La Respuesta.
Ingrid Lee works on a digital journalism-filmmaker initiative at ITVS, bringing diverse, consequential domestic and international stories to media partners like The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Salon, and others. Prior to public media, previous work included managing international projects around health, gender, and environment for the UN and World Bank.
Lansana ‘Barmmy Boy’ Mansaray is a multi-talented director of photography, filmmaker and musician who lives in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Barmmy is a founding member and the production manager of the WeOwnTV Freetown Media Center. He is the Producer/Director of photography for Survivors, a feature length documentary about the Ebola outbreak currently in production.
As Director of Education at the Jacob Burns Film Center, Emily Keating has overseen the development, implementation, and expansion of the education programs since their inception in 2001. The education programs are achieving national impact, equipping and inspiring nearly 15,000 students a year to communicate in the language of our visual culture: image, sound, and story.
Donnie Nicole Smith started her professional career over 10 years ago as a teacher in the Chicago Public School System. Donnie is the Executive Director of Donda’s House Inc., a nonprofit organization she co-founded with Kanye West and her husband, Che “Rhymefest” Smith. Donda’s House provides free access to the arts for youth.
Jenni Wolfson is the Executive Director of Chicken & Egg Pictures, which supports women non-fiction filmmakers whose artful and innovate storytelling catalyzes social change. Jenni was previously the Managing Director of WITNESS, the international human rights video advocacy organization co-founded by musician Peter Gabriel.
Vashti Dubois currently serves as the Executive Director and Founder of a new institution The Colored Girls Museum, which focuses on celebrating the achievements and perspectives of the Ordinary Extraordinary Colored Girl. Headquartered in Historic Germantown this living museum has been engineered to pop up in other cities and neighborhoods around the country—transforming ordinary spaces into A Colored Girls Museum outpost which collect, archive, and share the stories of indigenous colored girls in that place.