Written by | Ray Cornelius

I had the pleasure of serving as the official photographer last night for CNN Dialogues: Film and Social Justice: An Ongoing Conversation.  The event was held at Atlanta’s new National Center for Civil and Human Rights and was presented by CNN and and The James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference.

The dialogue focused on the responsibilities and expectations of the film industry, particularly in regards to making opportunities for individuals of color. Panelists included Soumyaa Kapil Behrens (Director of Documentary Film Institute at San Francisco University); Matthew H. Bernstein (Professor and Chair of Emory University’s Department of Film and Media Studies); Dr. Stephane Dunn (Assistant Professor of English at Morehouse College); Sacha Jenkins (Filmmaker, Fresh Dressed); and Rick Najera (award-winning writer-performer-director and Broadway star).

Serving as moderator was CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield.  Legendary casting director Reuben Cannon was also in attendance.  Check out a few photos below:

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 NCCHR’s Dina Bailey and Doug Shipman with Suzanne Shaw

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NCCHR’s Judith Service-Montier, Reuben and Alice Cannon

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 Reuben and Alice Cannon with Judith Service-Montier and Doug Shipman

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 Alice Cannon with Judith Service-Montier and Sacha Jenkins

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CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield

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 Fredricka Whitfield and Rick Najera

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Rick Najera, Dr. Stephane Dunn and Sacha Jenkins

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Soumyaa Kapil Behrens and Sacha Jenkins 

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 Panelists and Host

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 Tresa Sanders and Sacha Jenkins 

Photo Credits: RayCornelius.com