Come to Gallatin for a slate of events—discussions, film screenings, live podcasts, and talk backs—dedicated to Black History Month.
In this public conversation, Salamishah Tillet, associate professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, speaks with Lynn C. French, former Black Panther, attorney, and advocate for the homeless, about the fight for gender equality within and beyond the Panthers.
February 5 through February 27
Celebrated South African photographer Zanele Muholi will share work from her work Faces and Phases and Somnyama Ngonyama, offering videos and portraits that advocate visibility, resistance, and urgency for South African queer women.
A live comedy presentation, followed by a live podcast with the hosts of the podcast Black Men Can’t Jump in Hollywood. This podcast will examine the representation of black actors in the major motion film 12 Years a Slave. A talk back with co-hosts John Braylock, James III, and Jerah Milligan will follow.
In conjunction with the Gallatin Interdisciplinary Arts Program, Black History Month will present a screening of an episode of the celebrated television program Eye on Dance. The evening will include a live, commissioned performance by Chafin Seymour, dancer/choreographer and artistic director of the seymour::dancecollective, and will conclude with a panel discussion featuring Eye on Dance creator and producer Celia Ipiotis; dancer Chafin Seymour; David Roussève, professor of choreography/performance at UCLA’s World Arts and Culture Program; Julie Malnig, Gallatin professor and dance historian; and Michael Dinwiddie, Gallatin professor, playwright, and cultural historian of African American life.
Fresh from recent, well-received solo shows in New York City at the Brooklyn Museum and Yancey Richardson Gallery, South African photographer and activist Zanele Muholi will discuss her work, including the photography and documentary films she produced with and about black lesbians and the exhibition Zinathi, on display in February in The Gallatin Galleries.
A showcase on the arts and black activism hosted by Cyd Fulton, featuring dance, music, and poetry/spoken word.
Screening of the 2011 documentary The Black Power Mixtape, directed by Goran Olsson, that examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in American society from 1967 to 1975. The screening will be followed by a talk back and Q & A, hosted by Gallatin Associate Faculty Rahul Hamid.
February 25, 2016
A panel discussion exploring and celebrating the practice of musical response to racial tensions and issues of police brutality in the United States. A panel of academics and artists alike will discuss recent examples of musical response during the Black Lives Matter movement as well as the greater tradition of activism-through-music in America.