Masud Olufani and Rainn Wilson lead a Bahá’í inspired discussion about Justice, The Best Beloved of All Things.
Masud Ashley Olufani (MAO) is an Atlanta based actor, mixed media artist, and writer whose studio practice is rooted in the discipline of sculpture. A graduate of Morehouse College, and The Savannah College of Art and Design , Masud has exhibited his work in group and solo shows nationally and internationally. He is the creative director of Blocked: A Global Healing Project, a multimedia performance created to memorialize spaces marked by the trauma of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. As an actor, he had a reoccurring role on the BET series The Quad, and has appeared in numerous television shows including Greenleaf; Being Mary Jane, Devious Maids, Satisfaction, and, Nashville. He is a featured actor in the film biopic All Eyez on Me. He is the co-host of the PBS news based investigative journalism show Retroreport, premiering nationally in the fall of 2019. As a writer, Masud has published articles for Burnaway; Baha’i Teachings; and is a featured contributor for the Jacob Lawrence Struggle Series catalog, produced to coincide with a major exhibition of the Struggle Seriespaintings.
Rainn Wilson is best known for playing the role of Dwight Schrute on NBC’s The Office. Additional film and television credits include Galaxy Quest, Almost Famous, The Rocker, Super, Six Feet Under, Juno, Backstrom, Star Trek Discovery, Thom Pain, The Meg, Mom, and Don’t Tell a Soul. He will also be appearing in the forthcoming series Utopia and The Power. Wilson co-founded SoulPancake, a digital media company, and the Lide Foundation, an educational initiative in rural Haiti that empowers at-risk women and girls through the arts.