BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) - The A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club is participating in the popular #BlackPantherChallenge where community members step up to give young people a chance to see Marvel's latest film for free.
Activist Frederick Joseph started the campaign in Astoria, New York. In his campaign, he stated:
The release of Marvel's film the "Black Panther" is a rare opportunity for young students (primarily of color) to see a black major cinematic and comic book character come to life. This representation is truly fundamental for young people, especially those who are often underserved, unprivileged, and marginalized both nationally and globally.
The organization says the film Black Panther "represents a unique opportunity for youth of color to see themselves represented in a major theatrical release."
The goal is to provide around 100 Club members the chance to enjoy a private screening of the film starring Chadwick Boseman with concessions included.
For more information on the campaign or to make a contribution, click here.
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