Clark, Bishop and Rhone Speak on a Panel at the 2016 International Black Film Festival

Speakers pose for a photo at a panel for the International Black Film Festival

Drs. Mary Clark, director of Bridges to Belmont and the Office of Multicultural Learning & Experience and Nadi Bishop, Bridges to Belmont coordinator, joined Kenisha Rhone, director of digital media and social strategy for Athletics, on a panel addressing Cultural Appropriation vs. Cultural Appreciation at the 2016 International Black Film Festival of Nashville (IBFF).

The panel was part of the programming celebrating the 10th year of the Festival, which helps to insure culturally accurate depictions in film with special emphasis on the rich creativity and diversity found in communities of color locally, nationally and internationally. Also on the panel were (L-R) writer/director Greg Carter and Reverend Jeff Obafemi Carr.