Who hasn’t made super galactic death ray blocking wrist bands out of regular bracelets or a cape out of a bedsheet? As children, we sometimes reimagine ourselves in the images of those we see on the big screen – especially superheroes. But when the larger-than-life justice seekers with superhuman powers don’t look like you, it becomes a bit difficult to see the brave, virtuous superhero that might live within yourself. That all changed last month with the release of one blockbuster movie called Black Panther. Now, children of color who have envisioned themselves as Batman or Flash can now see themselves in Black Panther, a warrior king from Wakanda - a fictitious technologically advanced country in Africa.
After learning that many of our participants have yet to see this groundbreaking movie, we knew we had to plan a screening before it stopped airing in theaters. This week, you have the opportunity to instill a heightened sense of pride and purpose in a young person. Donate to help us send our young participants to see Black Panther because representation matters. Thank you.