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Tuesday, July 13 • 4:20pm - 4:40pm
Using AR to Imagine (and Empower) New Forms of Activism

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2020 was the start of a new civil rights movement. Black Lives Matter protests created momentum for racial justice, but the way we honor history and teach American stories in and out of the classroom still has a long way to go. The nonprofit Movers and Shakers is using augmented reality to bring the stories of marginalized historical icons to life in fun and engaging ways. Join Movers and Shakers’ co-founders Glenn Cantave and Idris Brewster to learn more about how to unite a coalition of artists, educators, app developers and historians to bring activism into the 21st century.

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Glenn Cantave

CEO, Movers & Shakers NYC
Glenn Cantave is the Founder/CEO of Movers & Shakers, a nonprofit that uses AR to write black and brown history in American curricula. Glenn is an activist, performance artist, and social entrepreneur. Past pieces include running the NYC Marathon in Chains, a slave auction pop/up... Read More →
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Idris Brewster

Founder / Chief Creative Officer, Movers & Shakers NYC
idris brewster is an artist, creative technologist, and educator that disrupts traditional narratives through immersive experiences, all the while empowering others to do the same. idris is the Chief Creative Officer at Movers and Shakers NYC, a member of the Forbes 30 under 30 class... Read More →

Tuesday July 13, 2021 4:20pm - 4:40pm EDT