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The role of artists in the race and white privilege conversation

By France24
13 June 2020   |   3:28 pm
Amid a global protest movement following the killing of George Floyd, the poet, slam artist and organizer Aja Monet, author and journalist Dimitry Elias Léger and filmmaker Damian Kudelka join Eve Jackson for a difficult conversation about the role art has in fighting racism and helping change happen.

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