Saturday, April 9
2-2:50 Room 5006
L. Anton Seals Jr. A South Shore Chicago native, is a one of the stronger cultural voices of his generation. Organizer, educator, community connector, filmmaker and entrepreneur. Anton’s work is dedicated to service and active engagement through the use of media arts, community organizing and empowerment to dismantle oppressive system impacting Anton started Seals 360 group to focus on audience community engagement, advocacy/policy and social enterprise development. Anton also currently serves as the Neighborhood and Community
Partnership Coordinator at the Egan Office for Urban Education and Community Partnership at
DePaul University, focusing on asset based community development training with a cross section of small and large organizations. Anton has worked and served in a myriad of organizations advocating for access and equity issues impacting communities of color. Anton is scholar activist. A graduate of the film department at Columbia College and the School for New Learning at DePaul University studying social entrepreneurship models. Anton’s focus areas are in community and coalition building through asset based engagement and community wealth building strategies, local food system development, impact producing documentary and trans media campaigns. Anton is a 2010 German Marshall Fellow, connecting local and global voices to create new systems helping solve complex issues around global resources allocation as it relates to the African diaspora position within the United States and Europe. Anton is one of the founders of the Revival Arts Collective, a group of artists committed to using arts and culture as a catalyst for community redevelopment.