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Re-framing Black Art: A Matter of Social Justice

Re-framing Black Art: A Matter of Social Justice Panel Discussion 

October 15, 2020

“Re-framing Black Art: A Matter of Social Justice” features visual artists and arts educators/administrators whose diverse perspectives significantly contribute to the contemporary discursive landscape. The panel discussion refocuses Americans’ larger conversation about the value of Black lives onto the role public education must play in facilitating children’s processing and responding to narrowly defined representations of Black Americans within the public pedagogy.

Event organizer, Assistant Professor of African American Literature, and Visiting Scholar, Michon Benson, has written an accompanying essay for this event. You can find it here

Download the flyer for the session here.

Watch the recording of the event here.

Additionally, Michon Benson interviewed each of the panelists one-on-one about their art and positionality prior to the discussion. Check them out below!

Ann "Sole Sister" Johnson: Associate Professor of Art History at Prairie View A&M University and Artist

Earlie Hudnall Jr.: World-Renowned Photographer

Lance Flowers: Multimedia Artist

Michelle Barnes: Co-founder of the Community Artists’ Collective

Sarah Trotty: Co-founder of the Community Artists’ Collective

Ricardo Francis: Visual Artist and Curator

Nathaniel Donnett: Visual Artist and Yale MFA Candidate