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Speaking in Public

Speaking in Public is a series of talks and workshops hosted by the Equity & Diversity Committee and designed to encourage discussion and collaboration between CalArts students, staff, faculty and administration on a wide range of concerns.  It can be difficult to talk about sensitive, complex topics in groups, no matter how small or familiar, for fear of being ridiculed, of offending someone, of not knowing enough, or not having the ‘right’ to speak about a difference or experience not one’s own.  Speaking in Public provides participants opportunities to practice exchanging, learning and taking risks with others, with greater awareness, confidence and investment.  

Held Thursdays from 4:00-5:30pm in the Main Gallery.

Previous Speakers:

  • Jeff Chang
  • Roberto Uno: Arts in a Changing America
  • Cynthia Carr: Fire in the Belly, on David Wojnarowicz
  • Suheir Hammad & Shahrnush Parsipur: The Magic of Solidarity
  • Roger Guenveur Smith: Frederick Douglass Now
  • Luis Camnitzer & Michele Wallace: A Town Hall on Art & Race in the 21st Century
  • Allison Adelle Hedge Coke: Reading & Conversation
  • Julie Dash: Daughters of the Dust
  • Robert Greygrass: Oral Tradition and Being Human Being
  • Judy Baca: Excavating Land & Memory Through Public Art
  • Stanley Nelson: Freedom Riders
  • Chris Abani: Art as Witness
  • Roger Bonair-Agart: The Exclusivity of Space

For more information, contact:

Office of the Provost
661.255.1050 x2124

Last edited by bhoward on Aug 25, 2015
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