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CALL & RESPONSE: Protesting Through Art

Guests include Dulcé Sloan, Uzo Aduba, Shy (House of Ebony) and CCH Pounder!

Today’s discussion will cover protesting through art. Featuring special guests Dulcé Sloan (Comedian & Correspondent on “Daily Show with Trevor Noah”) ,Uzo Aduba (Actress, “Mrs. America” on Hulu & “Orange Is The New Black”), Shy (House of Ebony ballroom performer, featured on HBO’s “Legendary”) and more! Hosted by Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle.


  • Shy breaks down the KiKi Drag Scene, Drag Ballroom culture, the house-ballroom community & the importance of these spaces in the LGBTQIA community
  • How Shy became part ofo the House of Ebony
  • The benefits of the Kiki Ballroom dance scene becoming mainstream
  • Understanding the unequal outrage in response to injustice against Black men vs. Black LGBTQIA people (Shy)
  • How to show support to Black LGBTQIA through respect and acknowledgement (Shy)
  • Dulcé Sloan speaks honestly about how she feels about New York
  • Dulcé Sloan talks discusses dealing with quarantine via hardcore crafting and how making, distributing and bartering homemade masks intended to protect people from COVID is a form of art and protest toward capitalism.
  • Dulcé Sloa why white people need to stop asking Black people to educate them and instead discuss and own up to their white privilege and do the work to dismantle oppressive white systems
  • Uzo Aduba expresses her disappointment in history repeating itself in the senseless murder and violence toward Black people, her frustration of the lack of proper and diverse leadership & expressing how black people shouldn’t be single-handedly responsible for fixing racism since the systems oppressing Black people were build by white people
  • How historical censorship, mass incarceration and the senseless killing of Black people have held the Black community back from greatness & the global impact of hindering an entire race of people from success (Uzo Aduba)
  • How Uzo Aduba’s background brought her to the choices she makes today as an actor
  • What Uzo Aduba learned from playing Shirley Chisholm on “Mrs. America” (FX on Hulu)
  • Uzo Aduba is surprised live on air by CCH Pounder
  • CCH Pounder discusses how the ordinary often leads to the extraordinary, how George Floyd’s murder has lead to extraordinary changes, and how individuals have ability to make impactful change.
  • CCH Pounder encourages the Black community to “dream bigger” when it comes to representation on the media
  • CCH Pounder shows the importance of line delivery and tone as an actor and how it reflects everything about the character you are protraying
  • The art Patrick Waldemar, Kara Walkers and other artists are creating due to George Floyd’s murder, the importance of art during a historical moment & how art can motivate activism (CCH Pounder)
  • The importance of Black people accepting everything about yourself so you can confidently take up space in the world (CCH Pounder)



Dulcé Sloan explains why white people need to talk to each other to create change for everyone

Uzo Aduba is surprised live on air by her idol CCH Pounder

The unequal outrage when it comes to crimes against Black LGBTQIA people


Shy ? House of Ebony ballroom performer, featured on HBO’s “Legendary”

Twitter: @ShyDachamp

Instagram: @ShyDachamp

Dulcé Sloan ? Comedian & Correspondent on “Daily Show with Trevor Noah”

Twitter: @dulcesloan

Instagram: @dulcesloan

Facebook: @dulcesloan


Uzo Aduba ? Actress, “Mrs. America” on Hulu & “Orange Is The New Black”

Twitter: @UzoAduba

Instagram: @uzoaduba

Facebook: @uzo.aduba

CCH Pounder ? American-Guyanese actress

Twitter: @CCHPounder

Instagram: @cchpounder


Call & Response is a new show designed to respond to the changes and activism of our time. Each day, Baron and Mike will invite their favorite Black creators — activists, comedians, musicians, actors, visual artists, and more — to riff on current events, discuss the present momentum, and speak about their work and struggles.

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