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June 12, 2019

What Do You See? Using the Arts to Enrich Understanding the African American Experience

Learn how contemporary artists are challenging the ongoing exclusion of African Americans from America’s civic myths and imagining a racially just future. Explore ways to use the arts to expand understanding and encourage dialogue on these difficult but critically important topics.

Featured speakers include: Dr. Salamishah Tillet, Henry Rutgers Professor of African American Studies and Creative Writing and Associate Director of the Clement Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience, artist Willie Cole,  Newark Museum Director and CEO Linda C. Harrison, Civil rights pioneer Dr. M. William Howard, Jr. , singer and composer Kevin Maynor, screenwriter Richard Wesley, Broadway veteran and Executive Director of the Newark Mayor's Office of Arts, Cultural Development and Tourism Gwen Moten, and photographer Wendel White, recipient of the John Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Photography as well as three artist fellowships from the New Jersey State Council for the Arts.

To register, please visit the Sankofa Collaborative’s website here.

In 2017, five New Jersey organizations – 1804 ConsultantsGrounds For SculptureThe New Jersey Historical SocietyStoutsburg Sourland African American Museum, and the William Trent House Museum – formed the Sankofa Collaborative. Its purpose is to help individuals in schools, museums and libraries present, interpret, and discuss African American history. Sankofa Collaborative workshops are made possible, in part, through generous grants from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and the New Jersey Historical Commission.

June 12, 2019
June 12, 2019
Start Time:
8:30 AM
End Time:
3:30 PM
$85 General; $75 Students and Seniors

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