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April Reign
February 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

April Reign inspires others to use their voice to create social change, challenge the
status quo, and increase inclusion of underrepresented communities in the media and
the world. Named one of the Top 15 accounts on #BlackTwitter by The National Journal, April is one of social media’s most influential voices on race, politics, and pop culture, with more than 70,000 Twitter followers and counting. As the creator of the rallying cry and viral hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, she challenged the lack of representation of marginalized communities in Hollywood, resulting in the most sweeping changes in
the history of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. A writer, editor, and former attorney, she is now a prominent activist working to build on this movement toward greater diversity and equality in the entertainment industry, which includes her work as managing editor of Broadway Black.