THE MOST EPIC GOOGLE HANGOUT EVER* is happening TODAY with Dear White People writer/director Justin Simien, #ITooAmHarvard, #BBUM, and the UCLA Black Bruins! Colorlines is moderating and we’re talking all things race and the politics of higher education. 

Getting started at 4pm PST but you can join and start asking questions now: https://plus.google.com/events/coov4rmc6l2c7c33mvigbei87vg

*Still calculating epicness, but it’ll certainly be up there.

Hang out with writer/director Justin Simien and star Tessa Thompson

They’ll be hosting a live chat at 11am MST. So log on and hang out!

If you want to keep up with us while we get our lives at Sundance make sure you’re following us on Twitter, instagram and of course Tumblr. Here’s some helpful info:

The cast will be taking lots of selfies so make sure you’re following them on insta:

• Tessa Thompson - @spankuuuverymuch
• Brandon Bell - @_Brandon_Bell
• Teyonah Parris - @ttbuttercup
• Ashley Blaine Featherson - @AshleyBlaine
• Marque Richardson - @MarqueRiiich
• Nia Jervier - @NiaJervier
• Brandon Alter - @TheBrandonAlter
• Courtney Sauls - @Court_McGee
• Jemar Michael - @jemarmichael

Be sure to follow the folks behind the scenes as well on both Twitter and Instagram:

(Writer/Director) Justin Simien - @jsim07 (both)
(Producer) - Julie Lebedev - @thisisresearch (both)
(Producer) - Effie Brown - @dulynotedinc (twitter)
(Producer) - Angel Lopez - @ariesssoul35 (both)
(Producer) - Stephanie Allain - @producedbySteph (twitter)
(Producer) - Lena Waithe - @hillmangrad (both)
(Producer) - Ann Le - @louieimportante (instagram)

Follow us and be sure to use the hashtags #DearWhitePeople AND #Sundance every time you shout us out. That way we know who’s riding with us!

#Leggo

The “Dear White People” team wants to hear from you!

As you all know “Dear White People” is a film about identity, how we define ourselves, and how the world perceives us. This week we want you guys to send us a video (no longer than five minutes) telling us how the world perceives you based on your race/ethnicity. 

If you don’t have a YouTube channel you will need to create one to participate in this contest.  Upload your video on your channel, then click the link below:

http://www.dearwhitepeoplemovie.com/video_contest?utm_source=dearwhitepeople&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=othervidcontest

to submit!

The “Dear White People” team will choose three of our favorite videos and post them on all of our social media sites next Monday.  

Good luck everyone! We can’t wait to see your gorgeous faces. 

Click on the lovely picture above to check out a sneak peek of our first week of production… #DearWhitePeople #ItsHappening
Here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ARmFYLiP_I&feature=youtu.be

Click on the lovely picture above to check out a sneak peek of our first week of production… #DearWhitePeople #ItsHappening

Here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ARmFYLiP_I&feature=youtu.be

Dear white people, we’re so glad you’ve finally chosen a non-white Bachelor. The fact that he’s a light-skinned, South American with frosted tips is a bit of an issue, but we’ll take what we can get. #nonwhitesNeedLoveToo #discuss

Dear white people, we’re so glad you’ve finally chosen a non-white Bachelor. The fact that he’s a light-skinned, South American with frosted tips is a bit of an issue, but we’ll take what we can get. #nonwhitesNeedLoveToo #discuss

Umm you should be following us… This isn’t just a movie. It’s a movement. Be a part of our journey!! ‪#‎reblog‬ ‪#‎dearwhitepeople‬

Umm you should be following us… This isn’t just a movie. It’s a movement. Be a part of our journey!! ‪#‎reblog‬ ‪#‎dearwhitepeople‬

Dear White People,
Thanks for keeping Jazz, Blues, and Classic Hip Hop alive. Will return the favor by continuing to sample from the 80’s

Dear White People,

Thanks for keeping Jazz, Blues, and Classic Hip Hop alive. Will return the favor by continuing to sample from the 80’s

Dear White People,
So…what’s the deal with you and Nutella?

Dear White People,

So…what’s the deal with you and Nutella?

Dear White People,
Please don’t invite me to your birthday party just to get the “dance floor going.”

Dear White People,

Please don’t invite me to your birthday party just to get the “dance floor going.”