Visionary Aponte: Incarceration & Black Freedom
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FSP@PPG: Incarceration and the Future of Black Freedom
A Part of Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom
Join us for an FSP@PPG roundtable discussion about the ways art, law, activism, and storytelling can help us understand, resist, and reform unjust practices of incarceration. Panelists include Omisade Burney-Scott, Lynden Harris, Theresa Newman, Tarish Pipkins, and Sherrill Roland. This event is a part of Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom, a nine-week art exhibit and accompanying series of conversations, screenings, performances, residencies, and workshops at Duke University organized by the Power Plant Gallery and the Forum for Scholars and Publics. The exhibit is curated by Édouard Duval-Carrié and Ada Ferrer and is based on a digital humanities project called Digital Aponte. Find more information online at aponte.dukefsp.org.
Free and open to the public. Light lunch served.
“These conversations might take their cue from Aponte’s story, or the artwork, but they are not limited by either. And certainly they are no less important. Our program of events strives to create many access points, and that means considering how these works might influence our physical bodies, via dance, or walking around the gallery, or via conversations about Black freedom, or films on Afrofuturism.” —Caitlin Margaret Kelly, Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom, Forum Online
Omisade is a black, Southern, feminist mother and healer with decades of experience in nonprofit leadership, philanthropy, and social justice. Grounded in an analysis of systems of oppression, she has trained extensively in identity politics, intersectionality, and liberatory organizing practices. Omisade sees herself as an Organizational Development Midwife, facilitating major…...Read More
Lynden Harris is the Founder of Hidden Voices, through which she collaborates with underrepresented communities to create award-winning works that combine narrative, performance, mapping, music, digital media, animation, and interactive exhibits. During her decades of work as an artist facilitating community connections, Lynden developed the Hidden Voices Process, a participatory…...Read More
Theresa Newman is a clinical professor of law, co-director of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic, associate director of the Duke Law School Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility, and faculty adviser to the student-led Innocence Project. She has been at Duke since 1990 and served as the associate dean for…...Read More
Tarish Pipkins, a.k.a. Jeghetto, was born in a small steel mill town called Clairton, PA, located south of Pittsburgh, PA. He is a self-taught artist and has been creating art from a very young age. As a teenager, he moved to the East Side of Pittsburgh and graduated from Taylor…...Read More
Sherrill Roland creates art that challenges ideas around controversial social and political constructs and generates a safe space to process, question, and share. In August 2012, when he was enrolled as an art student, Roland was issued a warrant in Washington, D.C., explaining that he had four felony counts against…...Read More