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It’s Oscars Season, which means millions of Americans are flocking to movie theaters, sizing up the films that will dominate conversation in 2018. According to April Reign, the latest guest on Washington City Podcast, 2018 isn’t shaping up to be a good year for marginalized communities.

Reign created the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag and co-created #NoConfederate. The longtime D.C.-area resident talked to City Paper’s Kayla Randall about the effect these hashtags have had on the film industry and diversity in filmmaking in general. The pair also talked about hashtag activism.

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Music for this episode was by Lee Rosevere, used under the Creative Commons license.