Black Lives Matter Video Symposium

Posted by Seth Ring on Thursday, June 18, 2020

We are still seeking entries for our Black Lives Matter Video Symposium. If you have a video you’d like to submit, please send it via youtube, Vimeo, Google Drive or Dropbox to Please see event description below.

Whence all this passion towards conformity anyway? Diversity is the word. Let man keep his many parts and you will have no tyrant states. Why, if they follow this conformity business, they’ll end up by forcing me, an invisible man, to become white, which is not a color but the lack of one. Must I strive towards colorlessness? But seriously and without snobbery, think of what the world would lose if that should happen. America is woven of many strands. I would recognize them and let it so remain.” ― Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

The heart of MetroEast’s mission is to inspire diverse voices. We do this by transforming our members into media creators. We exist to empower our community. In the time of COVID and the wake of the murdering of George Floyd, we wish to empower our members to share their thoughts, opinions, triumphs and sorrows in this tumultuous time. Now is the time to leverage our skills and our reach, to exercise our 1st Amendment rights and push our country to honor, protect and elevate all the many strands that make it diverse. The Black Lives Matter Symposium will be cohosted by MetroEast and Open Signal.

Themes include:

  1. How has the murder of George Floyd and ensuing outrage/crisis impacted you?
  2. What are you doing to help?
  3. How do we move the social justice movement forward? 
  4. What have you learned from this experience?
  5. Do you have a message of hope for others?

Screening (Date TBD)

Following these training workshops, we will be doing a group screening of our work. We will view 2-3 minutes of every video and have a group discussion afterwards. This will include instruction on how to get the work out to influential people that can help us make the changes in racial equity policy and beyond. If you have a film you’d like to submit, please send it to:

When and Where?

Where to View

We will host the online workshop via Zoom. When you have registered for the class, we will send you a link and password to the meeting. Please make sure your computer, tablet, or phone meets Zoom Meeting requirements. Here is a video on how to use Zoom. 




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