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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.

October 16, 2014

Roberta Uno, Ford Foundation Program Officer "Arts in a Changing America" examining America's unprecedented demographic change through the lens of art, communities and social equity. The US Census has projected that by 2050 for the first time, there would be no single racial or ethnic majority in a growing country of 439 million people. It has since revised those projections to 2042 for the general population and to 2023 for those under 18. 

Date TBD

Matika Wilbur 

Date TBD

"Fire in the Belly, on David Wojnarowicz"
Cynthia Carr

Previous Speakers:

  • 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 Oct 17, 2014
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