Cassandra Butts’ illustrious career included serving as legal counsel to Senator Wofford and Congressman Gephardt, Domestic Counsel to the Obama transition team, and Deputy White House Counsel for Domestic Affairs. In 2014, she was appointed US Ambassador to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and later was U.S. representative to the 17th Session of the U.N. General Assembly. The Festival will honor the late Cassandra Butts by bestowing awards in her name to the Student Narrative and Documentary short film winners of the Student & Emerging Filmmaker Competition.
Guest Speaker: Qasim Basir, Director, A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love on Election Night.
This event is by invitation only.