Now that the youngest among us are being taken care of with the #BlackPantherChallenge, The ViP Collective, also known as T’Challa’s Press Team, wants to make sure everybody else, regardless of economic status, gets a chance to see Okoye and ‘nem opening weekend and during the first week of release.
Starting Saturday, February 17 we’re offering passports to Wakanda by connecting those who can’t fit a trip to Wakanda into their budget with those who can. Keep reading to find out how you can apply for a passport or sponsor someone’s trip.
How do I apply for a Passport to Wakanda (tickets or a gift card)?
Simply fill out this form. You can apply for up to two tickets if you plan to see “Black Panther” opening weekend or within the first week of release. We’ll send your tickets directly to the email address you provide on the form once funds become available for your sponsorship.
What if I can’t get to the theater during the first week?
No worries! If you plan to see Black Panther after the first week of release you can apply for a gift card valued at $15 to purchase your movie ticket for a later date.
How do I sponsor someone’s trip to Wakanda?
First of all, thanks a ton for making Wakanda accessible to folks who are team Broke Phi Broke. Second, please fill out this form to let us know that you’re putting extra in the collection plate to sponsor someone’s passport to Wakanda. Our sponsor liaison will contact you to complete the process.
But what about other Black cinematic masterpieces?
We’re looking forward to Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle In Time” (March 9) with just as much anticipation! This is just the beginning of our quest to lessen the burden of representation and make Black art accessible to all of us regardless of economic status.
We all know the power of Black dollars and showing up for own, so let’s start by making sure everyone can see the awesomeness of King T’Challa and, most importantly, all the badass women who protect him.
Why is this so important?
Have you seen all the “Black Panther” trailers and teasers and thought, “I sure wish I didn’t have to sell my first born to go see this feat of Black cinema on opening weekend?”
Have you seen the videos of little Black babies dancing in jubilation and merriment after being told they would be able to see the film and thought, “I wish someone would sponsor my Broke Phi Broke self to see the King of Wakanda?”
Maybe you’ve seen the posts shaming those who dare consider bootlegging one of the most anticipated films of our time; you felt the twinge of internal conflict because you know the burden of representation means the success of the first Black superhero film is make or break but a trip to Wakanda for you could break the bank.
Us too. We get it. We all know the pain of having to choose between rent and the consumption of empowering and socially innovative entertainment– a form of escapism for some, self-care for others. And we believe that economic status should not prevent folks from participating in this cultural moment. All Black people, regardless of income, deserve to see ourselves visually represented in ways that are affirmed with dignity.
Wakandan ally :)
For Black Panther tickets! ✊🏾
Wakanda Forever! Enjoy the film. :) my best, Peggy J.
Enjoy the show! I don’t tend to see movies in theaters, but I want to make sure to support this one. :)
This is awesome, thanks y’all!
Enjoy your movie! :) Cheers, from Wren Chanticleer
Enjoy the movie!!
Thanks so much for organizing this!!
Jenny C Hoffmann
Made in the name of my best friend and the most beautiful woman in the world: Zyra Lee Vanity.
Sponsoring tickets for the Black Panther movie! Cheers!
From a wheelchair using dude in Manchester UK
With love from Ghana!
I already saw Black Panther yesterday. My tickets were a birthday gift, so here’s what I would have paid out of pocket so that I can sponsor someone’s ticket. Send them to see T’Challa, King of Wakanda! #WakandaForever
Support for #PassportToWakanda
Esther Redhouse White
Send some folks to Black Panther. The movie needs to blow up as big as it can.
Julica Hermann Coach:
I think it’s amazing what this group is doing. #RepresentationMatters
Novel Books Etc:
Sponsoring a #PassportToWakanda
Have a wonderful visit in Wakanda!
Acid Rat Dreamers Etsy
Emily M. Wright-Timko
Other Side of the Mountain
Cindy Lee Morgan:
Black stories matter because black lives matter. Given in honor of Jennifer, Elijah, and Knigeria.
Best wishes for your trip!
Get those people to Wakanda! Wakanda Forever!
It’s important. Thank you!
Veniamina R Diky
For tickets to send someone to black panther
I LOVED Black Panther and I hope whoever gets to go enjoys it too!
Passport to Wakanda
Dear Black Arts Visibility Project, I saw the movie a few nights ago with close friends. Low income Black youth in particular deserve to see this film, to let their imagination and spirits travel to Wakanda, so thank you so much for doing this work. As a South Asian woman, I feel happy I can support this amazing endeavour in some small way.
Sponsorship for 1 gift card to see Black Panther on opening week
Because representation matters and everyone should see this amazing film.
To send someone to see Black Panther or A Wrinkle In Time!
N A van Albada:
Everyone needs to see this movie. Wakanda Forever :D
Passport to Wakanda
Your cause is so important to me, and what a fun way to support black excellence and representation!
For trip to Wakanda
Noir et Blanc Productions
Chelsea Bell Stahl
Sending love from the UK xo
thank you for organizing this program!
One (or more depending on the theater of course) passport to Wakanda!
Black Panther is the coolest Marvel movie to date, and so important on so many social justice fronts. I hope whoever gets to see it with this money enjoys it as much as I did.
you are doing wonderful work and i am so happy to support you
Jill Van Gyn
Thank you for this! Only wish I’d seen it sooner.
“Enjoy the trip.”
Fern Mei Sim:
”Wakanda Forever! Enjoy this movie in all it’s Black Excellence!”
“Enjoy! Best Marvel movie ever!”
“So more people can see Black Panther”
“Good luck and thank you for all of the work that you are doing! Can’t wait for a young (person) to see this incredible movie!”
“Sponsored trip to Wakanda”
“I hope you enjoy Black Panther”
“Im sorry I can’t donate more, but hopefully they will enjoy their trip to Wakanda”
“Passport to Wakanda”
“Thank you for creating this network”
“Passport to Wakanda”
”Passport to Wakanda”
“Gift to sponsor people who want to see Black Panther”
”We all need to visit Wakanda”
“Thanks for Coordinating this”
Ilana Leah LLC
“A Gift From Austrailia”