Posts Tagged ‘Art’

From Kenya to the USA: Visiting family and friends and learning his/her/ourstory September 4, 2022 27 Comments

In this letter from Nairobi, Kenya, I share pictures and stories from a month of travels to six states in the USA, beginning in Ocean County, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and continuing to magical Brooklyn, New York. In Virginia, friends and I visit Emancipation Oak at Hampton University and “Hearth Memorial to the Enslaved” [...]

Cross-Sectoral Approaches to Ending Gender-Based Violence: Art, Activism, Research January 28, 2021 1 Comment

The Human Rights Institute and the Mailman School of Public Health’s Global Health Justice and Governance Program host an interdisciplinary conversation between researchers, artists, and activists about approaches to ending gender-based violence (GBV), and the increase in GBV during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The art of provocation: Kansas City artist A. Bitterman takes a fresh look at old problems March 17, 2014 No Comments

Lately, Bitterman has been spending a lot of time thinking about Troost Avenue [in Kansas City] and all the failed efforts to overcome the inequities of black and white, east and west. “We see Troost as a problem, but it’s a symptom of a problem,” he said. He asked himself, What if the city was segregated, but it was me? That question is the basis for a film in progress, “Half Life.” As he writes in his synopsis: “Haunted by a city that seems permanently divided, the artist wakes up on a bus to find himself transformed — half black, half white — a personification of the city itself. An existential crisis unfolds.”

Election présidentielle pacifique au Mali : Tiken Jah Fakoly projette l’organisation d’un concert géant pour saluer l’événement August 21, 2013 No Comments

« Au moment où le monde entier commençait à croire qu’il est impossible d’organiser une élection en Afrique sans contestations qui provoquent des milliers de morts, le Mali vient de prouver le contraire et honoré le continent », a indiqué Tiken Jah Fakoly. Et, pour saluer cet exemple malien, il projette l’organisation d’un concert géant [...]