Cultural activism – how to make black histories visible

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Join the Department of American and Canadian Studies and the Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R) for the fourth in its five-part dialogue series at the New Art Exchange.

In this event, we will be exploring cultural activism. What black histories have been made invisible and how can we visualise them? What is the power of art for uncovering the social and political issues that surround black history and identity? What is activist art and what does a radical engagement project look like? We’ll hear from leading black British artist Lubaina Himid, Professor Celeste-Marie Bernier, and engagement curator Bo Olawoye, then continue to a debate and participant workshop.

Get Up Stand Up is a collaboration between New Art Exchange and the Galleries of Justice Museum, exploring the idea of international civil rights. Our monthly dialogue series accompanies the exhibition and offers provocative conversation, audience debate and final action points, on topics ranging from the criminal justice system to immigration to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Free, open to all, register online. For more information on other events in the series, visit the C3R website.

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