Celebrating and critiquing 'Black Panther' with the family
Like many families, we have been waiting for the film "Black Panther" with much excitement and anticipation. Our love of comic books and superhero lore combined with our work for justice and greater representation in media made the coming of this film a special event. The film explores and opens dialogue on issues of colonialism, global responsibility, race, culture, community, gender roles, technology, the CIA, villain-or-victim, representation (and lack of) and more. It is not a perfect film, but it is important and meaningful in many ways. Below are some valuable resources for talking about, and teaching about, "Black Panther" focused on a variety of these issues and for different audiences and contexts.