Hair Love: Building a Legacy Through Representation with Matthew A. Cherry

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Celebrating Black History Month, join us for a screening and conversation with Matthew A. Cherry, creator of the short film Hair Love

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About this Event

In celebration of Black History Month, we invite you to join us for a conversation with Matthew A. Cherry, writer and director of the Academy Award-winning animated short film, Hair Love, as we explore his inspiration for the project and the powerful message behind it. Made possible by a Kickstarter campaign, the acclaimed piece centers on the uplifting and emotional journey of an African American father learning to style his daughter's natural hair.

After a viewing of this heartwarming seven-minute film, American Family Insurance chief of staff, Tyler Whipple, will talk with Cherry about his journey from NFL wide receiver to writer, director and producer. They'll also discuss the power of representation, the film's purpose-led storyline and how the Hair Love legacy will continue to unfold.