Actress, singer, and producer and star of Netflix’s “Dear White People,” Ashley Blaine Featherson, will make her way to San Antonio next week to speak on Tuesday at Trinity University.
Featherson’s lecture is part of San Antonio’s Martin Luther King Jr. DreamWeek, a yearly 16-day event that organizes over 200 local civic engagement events across the Alamo City, inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s teachings.
The lecture will be live-streamed at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, on Trinity’s Tiger Network, available on Trinity’s YouTube channel, online on their website, or on their channel on Roku, Amazon TV and Apple TV. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The actress’ big break came in 2014 with the release of the “Dear White People” Netflix movie, which was later adapted into a series. Her singing was also featured on the soundtrack, with her cover of Erykah Badu’s “Tyrone.”
The satirical show follows the lives of Black characters that attend a mostly white Ivy Leaugue, along with the social and political biases and hurdles that they face in a white-dominated landscape.
Besides her work on Netflix, Featherson also co-created the digital series “Hello Cupid” with Lena Waithe in 2012. The show, distributed by Black & Sexy TV, follows the subsequent drama that unfolds after one character replaces her online dating profile picture with her roommate’s picture.
Karly Williams is a digital producer for MySa. She earned her BA in journalism from the University of Cincinnati and moved to San Antonio in April of 2020. When she’s not writing and producing, she enjoys exploring her new city and state to the extent that COVID will allow, watching period dramas and history documentaries, and spending time with her dear senior dog, Ember.