Diane Robertson, believes her role is to leave the world a better place for her children and grandchildren's generation. This belief motivates and propels her work as a community organizer and activist. She has a particular interested in the power of story telling through the medium of film, where she works as a consultant in development and production. She studied history at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio and Latin American history at Indiana University. Ms. Robertson is from Jamaica, West Indies and lived on the East Coast, Mid West and the border of Mexico before moving to Carrboro, North Carolina. She is currently the Political Chair for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP, serves on several boards, including Democracy North Carolina and Planned Parenthood South Atlantic. In the past she served on the board of the Southern Documentary Fund and was the interim director in 2016.
Presentations from Facing Race 2020
What does it mean to be young, black, and a Democrat in the American South? While I Breathe, I Hope follows South Carolina politician Bakari Sellers as he runs to become the first African American candidate elected statewide in over a century. The film begins by following Sellers as he makes his 2014 bid for Lieutenant Governor, through the Charleston Shootings, and during the removal of the Confederate flag in 2015. Through his experiences, this timely film offers audiences a window into the legacy of race in politics in the United States today.Emily Harrold, Xuan Vu, Lauren Franklin, Diane Robertson