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Jackson State University
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Jackson, MS 39217

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Arts and Activism

Jesse Holland, Phillip Rollins, Justin Ransburg

JSU Student Center Theater
April 12, 2:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.

This plenary session in the Theater will address the conference theme of “Arts and Activism” with three Mississippi writers and artists: Phillip Rollins, Justin Ransburg, and Jesse Holland, whom Marvel Comics hired to write the Black Panther novel in conjunction with the release of the film. Also known as DJ Young Venom, Rollins is a Jackson entrepreneur and owner of Offbeat, an alternative culture store that specializes in designer toys, graphic novels, records, and art books. Ransburg has become known for his acrylic paintings, murals, and photography, and he will be opening PROTEST: Collective Action Leads to Change, an exhibition on the 4th floor of Ayer Hall at the Margaret Walker Center in conjunction with the Creative Arts Festival.