October 19, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Join us for an afternoon of intimate, gallery-based discussions celebrating the opening of Meleko Mokgosi: Bread, Butter, and Power.
Artist Meleko Mokgosi in conversation with Erica P. Jones, Associate Curator of African Arts at the Fowler Museum at UCLA.
Panel: Writer and Citizen
Presented by Humanities Day at the University of Chicago.
This discussion about the social reach of writing in such arenas as environmental catastrophe and indigenous representation ponders the responsibility of the writer to act as citizen, extending the domain of citizenship beyond conventional legal and political realms, and to test the limits of citizenship as discourse, as its protections are being denied to increasing numbers of persons. Participants: Jennifer Scappettone (Associate Professor in the Departments of English Language and Literature and Romance Languages and Literatures), Lina Ferreira (Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature), Edgar Garcia (Neubauer Family Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language), and Stephanie Soileau (Assistant Professor of Practice in the Arts in the Department of English Language and Literature).
FREE, open to all. Refreshments provided.