CSCRE 2017-18 Discussion Series: INTERSECTIONALITY & RESISTANCE
Carol Zou, Director of Programs, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA, Presents: “Cultural Organizing at the Intersections”
On Thursday, November 16th at 6pm in the Klingenstein Lounge
Visual culture does not exist separate from politics, but rather is an integral aspect of the ways in which social, political, and economic shifts occur. This lecture traces the history of United States-based cultural organizing beginning from the civil rights era, and considers tactics and strategies that are relevant to the contemporary sociopolitical climate. Artists/movements examined will include: Emory Douglas and the Black Panther Party, the Chicano art movement, ACT UP, Favianna Rodriguez/CultureStrike, Black Lives Matter, and the presenter’s own history of working with grassroots community building in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Philadelphia.