March 1, 2018 DSU 3020 at 4:00 PM
Dr. Wilson Valentín-Escobar
“Artivism and Decolonial Emancipation: Social Surrealism of the In-Between”
Dr. Wilson Valentín-Escobar addresses the cultural activism of a community of Puerto Rican avant-garde artists in New York’s Lower East Side. He focuses on the critical role community arts centers have played in fostering collective practices for decolonial emancipation.
April 4, 2018 DSU 3020 at 4:00 PM
Dr. Khadijah White
"Boiling Over Right-Wing Populism: Race, Post-Race, and Post-Isms in Tea Party News”
Dr. White discusses how media reporting of the Tea Party was preoccupied with race and gender identities as symbolic of American progress. She addresses the centrality of race in propelling and proliferating Tea Party coverage and shares five ideologies of racism in journalism.