May 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021
Sultan Sharrief is a trans-media activist, filmmaker, educator and social entrepreneur. His interest lies at the intersection of art, business, and community impact. His directorial debut Bilal’s Stand premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and he has produced four other feature films. He is also the creator and showrunner for the Black Public Media program Street Cred.
In 2018 he founded the Quasar Lab, which focuses on data equity, at MIT and it is now housed at USC in the Media Arts and Practice program. He was a two term board member at the Michigan Theater Foundation and sponsored project with the Allied Media Projects in Detroit. He was a two-year fellow at the National Center for Institutional Diversity and founded the University of Michigan Ice Carving Team.