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The Answer Is Culture: A Roundtable Discussion About Arts, Activism and Cultural Policy

Time: April 3, 2019, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

Larry Blumenfeld (Brooklyn,NY)
Kal Alston (Syracuse University, Cultural Foundations of Education)
James Gordon Williams (Syracuse University, African American Studies)
Roger Hallas (Syracuse University, English and SU Human Rights Film Festival)

Can a song change a mind? A photograph spark a movement? A film fight injustice? How does culture intersect with social justice? How do arts fuel activism, and vice versa? This roundtable discussion considers relevant legacies, current policies and possible strategies.

Additional supporters:

  • Council on Diversity and Inclusion
  • S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Goldring Arts Journalism Program
  • Hendricks Chapel
  • Museum Studies
  • English / Creative Writing
  • School of Education
  • Latino-Latin American Studies
  • SUArt Galleries
  • Art and Music Histories
  • Setnor School of Music
  • Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
  • History
  • Samba Laranja
  • CNY Jazz Central
  • Belfer Archives
  • Special Collections Research Center
  • WAER

This event is part of the 2019 Watson Professor residency hosted by Eric Grode - director of the Goldring Arts Journalism Program, and assistant professor in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

The Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities is a preeminent lectureship originally established by the Watson family to support on-campus residencies of prominent humanities scholars, writers, and artists.

Eric Grode, Newhouse