Vision & Justice | Thursday | Part I || Radcliffe Institute

At “Vision & Justice: A Convening,” participants thought about the function of the arts in comprehending the nexus of art, justice, and also race. The two-day event opened on Thursday, April 25, with a spoken word efficiency by 2017 National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman and also the presentation of the Gordan Parks Foundation Essay Prizes.

OPENING PROGRAM: Knafel Center, Radcliffe Institute
Invite Remarks: Tomiko Brown-Nagin (0:01).
Intro: Sarah Lewis (4:10).
Video by Lance Oppenheim (8:00).
Video of Amanda Gorman Performance (20:16).

Gordon Parks Foundation Essay Prize Overview.
Robin Kelsey (24:02).

Comments concerning the The Gordon Parks Foundation.
Peter Kunhardt Jr. (26:36).

Gordon Parks Foundation Essay Prize Presentations.
Robin Kelsey (31:06).
Martha Tedeschi (35:59).
Kasseem Dean (Swizz Beatz) (41:52).

Citizenship as well as Racial Narratives.
Alexandra Bell, Jelani Cobb, Nicole Fleetwood, as well as Makeda Best (49:21).

Khalil Gibran Muhammad Tribute to Jamel Shabazz (1:33:04).
Leigh Raiford Tribute to Dawoud Bey (1:43:39).

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