What Kiki Nyagah is Thinking About Now

CSREA - Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

A core component of CSREA’s mission is supporting the development of cutting-edge, collaborative, intellectual work. “What I Am Thinking About Now” is an informal workshop/seminar series where faculty and advanced students present recently published works and works in progress for early-stage feedback and development. See all of this semester’s WITAN events here.


MY5: Joy Through Civic Participation

Kiki Nyagah, Industrial Design Student and Community Organizer, Rhode Island School of Design

This exploratory talk centers around MY5–a civic participation initiative that aims to raise a new generation of cultural leaders and curious citizens who harness art to arbitrate change. It asks–what drives you to participate? How do you express your rights as a citizen? The initiative generates public events, exhibitions, and installations alongside University partners like Brown Votes and the Swearer Center, and community partners like Southside Cultural Center and Farm Fresh RI.