Robin Kelley, Professor in the Department of African American Studies at UCLA and Distinguished Professor of History & Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in United States History, and Isaac Julien, Distinguished Professor of the Arts at UCSC, in conversation about the anti-slavery movements of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and current abolitionist uprisings against racist police brutality and the prison industrial complex. Presented as part of the exhibition Barring Freedom.
Gary Singh in conversation with Mighty Mike McGee for the launch of his new book Silicon Alleys, Selected Metro Silicon Valley Columns, 2005–2020.
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Explore the elements of writing and experience works of art through a different lens, led by Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Janice Lobo Sapigao and Michael Sagum.
Joanne Barker, Maria Gaspar, and Kelly Lytle Hernández discuss the histories and present struggles that disappear within the labyrinthian network of prisons, jails, and detention centers in the United States Presented as part of the exhibition Barring Freedom.
Join us for an online tour of South East North West: New Works from the Collection, led by Rory Padeken, Curator at San José Museum of Art.
A discussion about surveillance and cinematics with American Artist, Simone Browne, and Ruha Benjamin. Presented as part of the exhibition Barring Freedom.
Harlem-based artist Sanford Biggers will be joined by visual culture theorist Leigh Raiford for a conversation about art, materiality, violence, and possibility. Presented as part of the exhibition Barring Freedom.
Beth Richie, University of Illinois, Chicago, Erica Meiners, Northeastern Illinois University, and Soyna Clark, Amherst College, Western Massachusetts, join us for a conversation on feminist―queer, anti-capitalist, grassroots, and women of color— organizing and abolition. Presented as part of the exhibition Barring Freedom.
Dread Scott's recent large-scale art project, Slave Rebellion Reenactment, was a community-engaged performance reenacting the largest rebellion of enslaved people in U.S. history. Professor Erin Gray, UC Davis, will join him in conversation about art, revolution, and reenactments. Presented as part of the exhibition Barring Freedom.
A conversation on strategies, activism, and liberatory futures with Sora Han, adrienne maree brown, and Savannah Shange. Presented as part of the exhibition Barring Freedom.