Event Title

Lifting Oppression as We Climb: Black Women Artists and Activism - VIDEO

Event Type

Talk

Location

University Hall 1000

Streaming Media

Start Date

29-10-2010 10:00 AM

End Date

29-10-2010 11:50 AM

Description

Scholars who specialize in African cultures and history will discuss ways in which African women have used art to instigate social change.
Moderated by Professor Cassandra Veney, Department of Political Science, chair

Panelists:
"Women Saving the World: One Reality at a Time"
Sherry Simpson-Dean is the executive director of the United Nations Pasadena/Foothills as well as a producer committed to civil liberties and human rights. Her latest film, Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony, earned high esteem at Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival achieving the dual distinction of the Audience Award and the Freedom of Expression Award in 2002.

"Dressed UP"
Marcia Kure, Nigerian painter, graduated with a B.A from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1994. Kure has attended art residency programs in Germany and the United States and has participated in many solo and group exhibitions. Kure's art was included in the Multichoice Africa "African Artists of the Future" calendar in 2002, and a body of her work depicting each year of Nigerian singer Fela's life was included in last year's Fela Project at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.

Nkiru Nzegwu, artist curator, and poet, is the current Chair of Africana Studies at Binghamton University. Dr. Nzegwu has introduced unique courses at Binghamton University such as Philosophy of Orisha Worship and Hip-Hop I and II. Among Dr. Nzegwu's areas of expertise are African aesthetics, philosophy, African feminist issues, and multicultural studies in art.

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Oct 29th, 10:00 AM Oct 29th, 11:50 AM

Lifting Oppression as We Climb: Black Women Artists and Activism - VIDEO

University Hall 1000

Scholars who specialize in African cultures and history will discuss ways in which African women have used art to instigate social change.
Moderated by Professor Cassandra Veney, Department of Political Science, chair

Panelists:
"Women Saving the World: One Reality at a Time"
Sherry Simpson-Dean is the executive director of the United Nations Pasadena/Foothills as well as a producer committed to civil liberties and human rights. Her latest film, Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony, earned high esteem at Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival achieving the dual distinction of the Audience Award and the Freedom of Expression Award in 2002.

"Dressed UP"
Marcia Kure, Nigerian painter, graduated with a B.A from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1994. Kure has attended art residency programs in Germany and the United States and has participated in many solo and group exhibitions. Kure's art was included in the Multichoice Africa "African Artists of the Future" calendar in 2002, and a body of her work depicting each year of Nigerian singer Fela's life was included in last year's Fela Project at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.

Nkiru Nzegwu, artist curator, and poet, is the current Chair of Africana Studies at Binghamton University. Dr. Nzegwu has introduced unique courses at Binghamton University such as Philosophy of Orisha Worship and Hip-Hop I and II. Among Dr. Nzegwu's areas of expertise are African aesthetics, philosophy, African feminist issues, and multicultural studies in art.