MPI Heads to to SxSW

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Teaching Civil Liberties through Storytelling

Tomorrow, MPI is hosting a masterclass in Austin, TX, alongside the SXSW film festival. Entitled “Storytelling and Civil Liberties,” this sold-out masterclass will be led by MPI vice president of talent development Lana Link and explore how storytellers who care about civil liberties can make a difference in society.   

Featured speakers include:

  • Brooke Axtell, founder and director of She is Rising, a healing community for women and girls overcoming rape, abuse, and sex-trafficking;

  • Todd Belcore, four-time national award-winning lawyer, mediator, advocate, law lecturer, and co-founder of the nonprofit Social Change;

  • Alex Gladstein, chief strategy officer at the Human Rights Foundation and vice president of strategy for the Oslo Freedom Forum;

  • Thelonious Love, a Houston-based artist and activist;

  • Dr. SJ Murray, Baylor professor, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, pioneer in the field of story design, and award-winning writer, director, and producer; and

  • Ramfis Myrthil, a New York-based filmmaker and founding partner and co-President of Beast of the East Productions.

Want to attend MPI masterclasses? Apply here.