Dr. Melina Abdullah will be the first speaker in the Africana Intellectual Project’s Social Justice series which is a component of the Black Art(s): Radical Potentialities Conversations. With a PhD in Political Science from the University of Southern California, Dr. Abdullah is a recognized expert on race, gender, class, and social movements, and she is among the original group of organizers that convened to form Black Lives Matter.

The ambition of the Social Justice series is to broaden the traditional definition of “art,” and to use that expanded territory to examine the potential for various practices to serve as components of a project of radical political, social, and cultural change and exchange. Prof Abdullah is an ideal interlocutor for this work in that we will be in a position to consider protest as a radical “art” practice.

The event will be held at 7:30pm on Monday, April 8 in the Celeste Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.

Posted by nbrooke@coloradocollege.edu for the April 5, 2019 digest.

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