With BU Alumni Weekend looking a lot different than usual this year, the Terrier community pivoted to an exciting slate of virtual events for Alumni Weekend 2020 Reimagined. Kicking off the weekend was a conversation with three College of Fine Arts alums hosted by Dean Harvey Young.
Actors Uzo Aduba (CFA’05), Alfre Woodard (CFA’74, Hon.’04), and Russell Hornsby (CFA’96) met up via Zoom for a panel discussion titled Black in the Entertainment Industry: Reflections on Courage, Challenge & Creativity. The program was co-hosted by the Black Alumni Leadership Council and BU Alumni Association.
Dean Young facilitated a thoughtful and lively conversation with Aduba, Hornsby, and Woodard that traversed topics including the actors’ perspectives on the evolution of the entertainment industry, what it means to be an inspiration for generations of aspiring artists, and their memories of life on Comm Ave. as students.
Miss the conversation? Check it out on the Alumni Weekend website!
- CFA Alums Team Up in The Lion King (CFA magazine, Spring 2019)
- The Real Thing: Russell Hornsby (CFA magazine, Spring 2019)
- Another Emmy for Uzo Aduba (CFA’05) (BU Today, September 2020)