Virginia Tech will host a conversation with BK Fulton, an award-winning filmmaker, businessman, author, and alumnus, on Oct. 6. The conversation will follow a debut screening of Fulton’s film “Love Dot Com” at the Lyric Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6.

The event marks the successful launch of Sankofa, a new initiative introduced by Student Opportunities and Achievement Resources and the Black Cultural Center, in conjunction with the Office for Inclusion and Diversity. Sankofa was developed to create a tight connection between Black students and alumni and began this past summer at the Black College Institute with a series of alumni-to-student mentoring discussions.

The event’s theme is “Reaching Back to the Next Generation: The Inclusive VT Difference.”

“Each generation has an obligation to the ones coming after them and the ones who paved the way before them,” said Fulton, a 1989 Virginia Tech graduate. “It’s like a relay race and at some point, you will be handed the baton and we have to run our legs of the race. The question is are you advancing the good cause or standing in place?”

Fulton is the founder of Soulidifly Productions, one of the largest independent film production companies on the East Coast and is the 2021 inaugural participant of the Sankofa Business Alumnus in Residence program.

Soulidifly is a full-feature film, stage, and television investment and production company designed to promote a more inclusive narrative in major media.

For more information visit the event page on InclusiveVT.

Written by Elizabeth Margulies

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