Schmucker Art Gallery Noon Talk

Getting There: Activist Art and Stories of Immigration

November 12, noon – 1pm (light lunch provided)

Schmucker Art Gallery

The exhibition in Schmucker Art Gallery, titled “Getting There,” features work by two contemporary artists Susanne Slavick and Andrew Ellis Johnson who are deeply concerned about the status of migrants and asylum-seekers. In response to this exhibition, professors from various disciplines, along with Gallery Director Shannon Egan, will lead a conversation about divisive policies and real tragedies related to migration, emotional responses directed toward immigrants and nations, and the efficacy of the arts in political activism and social justice.

Presentations by:

Hakim Williams, Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Africana Studies; Director, Peace & Justice Studies

Aisha Mershani, Visiting Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies

Marta Robertson , Professor, Sunderman Conservatory of Music

Veronica Calvillo, Associate Professor of Spanish, Chair of Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies

Kaoru Miyazawa, Associate Professor of Education

The exhibition is co-sponsored by IDS, Peace and Justice Studies, and supported in part by EPACC.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Schmucker Hall Art Gallery

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni

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