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11 Mar
Mar 11, 2021 | 1:00 PM-2:15 PM


Art and Abolition Workshop: Storytelling

Workshops Hosted by The Gallatin Galleries and Assembly, with Shaun Leonardo and Peer Leaders. On Zoom. Open to all.

What role can art, the image and performance play in understanding the abolition movement? How can creative practices serve as a conduit from the present carceral state and police apparatus  to abolition? In three midday workshops, peer leaders, artists, and educators will come together with students and faculty and the broader public to interrogateways the idea of embodied performance, visual art and storytelling can help us reimagine a world in which the possible is not limited to that delineated by the legacies of oppression, colonialism and racism.

Utilizing a game of cause and effect, participants in this workshop will delve into the historical emergence and growth of the New York Police Development, while questioning our collective memory of racially-charged events in the city and their resulting outcomes. With an introduction from Gallatin Professor Leila Buck.