OPINION | The Other America A #DignityInProcess Art Action

Friday, May 26, 2017
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Nightingale-Brown House

Rooted in their research in Afro-Indigenous Liberatory Practice, Heimark Artist-in-Residence ChE has developed a new art action about the Nightingale Brown House’s and Brown University's relationship to slavery. Transforming the house into a social justice theatre and ring shout ceremony, this #DignityInProcess art action is an immersive, site-specific participatory performance ritual giving voice to the site’s untold narratives of enslaved ancestors.

Public Humanities & Ways of Knowing

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
8:00am - 4:00pm

> Multiple locations: see description for details

The Public Humanities & Ways of Knowing is the culminating project of students enrolled in AMST1540, Public Humanities: History, Theory & Practice--the first undergraduate-focused course on public humanities at Brown--as well as a constitutive event for the inaugural Day of Public Humanities on Tuesday, May 9th.

Day of Public Humanities

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm

> Multiple locations: see description for details

The Day of Public Humanities is a research, outreach and advocacy project intended to raise the profile of the work and labor conditions of public humanists, and to build connections and capacities among public humanist practitioners of all their various stripes. Post-doctoral fellows Jim McGrath and Robyn Schroeder, and graduate researcher Inge Zwart, have activated program alumni and faculty and our shared networks to spur questions and discussion.

Advocating for the Arts and Humanities

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Smith-Buonanno, Room 106

The National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting face drastic cuts in government funding. A panel of Rhode Island cultural sector leaders will discuss “how do we advocate for public or private funding for the arts and humanities?" and will seek suggestions from the audience.


Elizabeth Francis, Executive Director, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities

Randall Rosenbaum, Executive Director, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

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