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Introducing the Prostate Cancer in the Black Community Film Series

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Kris Bennett, Director of Health Equity, Community Organizing & Engagement at ZERO, leads a dynamic conversation with Reggie Hicks from Straight Street Media, filmmaker Terrance Afer-Anderson, and Landi Maduro, a representative of Women of Color Filmmakers. They explore the impactful work of these filmmakers in raising awareness about prostate cancer among Black men.

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Kris Bennett, Director, Health Equity, Community Organizing

Los Angeles native, dog dad, retired professional athlete, Toni Morrison superfan, and (self-proclaimed) matcha connoisseur. I'm a proud public health and health equity nerd striving to address systemic inequities and find solutions to ensure fair access to healthcare resources for all.

Terrance Afer-Anderson
Terrance Afer-Anderson, President, CEO, & Executive Producer

Director of "The Black Walnut," a core compelling, innovative docudrama designed to increase awareness of the of the alarming prostate cancer disparity impacting Black men. A seasoned health education and cultural arts promotions, public relations and marketing copywriter, and a playwright and screenwriter, Terrance has authored innumerable stories of prostate cancer's particular impact in the community.

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Reggie Hicks, President/Executive Producer

Reggie Hicks has been a public media professional for over 35 years, raising over 20 million dollars as a development professional and producing the first African American national talk/news and information program on public radio. He is the President and Executive Producer of Straight Street Media, Inc. As President of the non-profit Straight Street Media, Inc., Reggie is devoted to producing meaningful documentaries, podcasts, and digital storytelling that affect change in the lives of the underserved. His current project, the documentary film "If You Are My Brothers," chronicles the journey of Reggie's UGA fraternity brother, who was diagnosed with an advanced stage of prostate cancer. This documentary hits home when Reggie is also diagnosed with the disease three years into filming and becomes a part of the documentary. The documentary aims to increase prostate cancer awareness, particularly among men of color.