Akcan Wins Fellowship for Study of Post-conflict Societies

Cornell Chronicle
Monday, May 13, 2019
Image source: Cornell UniversityImage source: Cornell University

As a Radcliffe fellow, Esra Akcan will explore the role of architecture in transitional justice and the rehabilitation of societies after intense upheavals and internal conflicts.

Poetic Justice

Artforum
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Carrie Mae Weems. Photo: Julia ZhogniaCarrie Mae Weems. Photo: Julia Zhognia

"Vision & Justice" took on the archive, gentrification, the prison-industrial complex, police states, Flint, racialized AI disparity, and the necessitities of black art and cultural production.

Mothers Bound by Grief and Forgiveness

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Clarissa Turner (left), Janet Connors, and Julie Mallozzi spoke at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in April, following a screening of the documentary "Circle Up." Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstituteClarissa Turner (left), Janet Connors, and Julie Mallozzi spoke at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in April, following a screening of the documentary "Circle Up." Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

In 2001, Janet Connors’ son, Joel James Turner, was stabbed to death in his Dorchester apartment. The grieving mother realized her path forward would be rooted in forgiveness, rather than retribution.

Bringing Art to the People It Depicts

Harvard Gazette
Monday, May 6, 2019
Consulting curator Maurice Berger (left), Radcliffe dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Alicia Keys, Kasseem Dean, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Peter W. Kunhardt Jr. present the Gordon Parks collection.  Photo by Melissa Blackall/Courtesy of the Cooper Gallery of African & African American ArtConsulting curator Maurice Berger (left), Radcliffe dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Alicia Keys, Kasseem Dean, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Peter W. Kunhardt Jr. present the Gordon Parks collection. Photo by Melissa Blackall/Courtesy of the Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art

Kasseem Dean (Swizz Beatz) feels strongly about sharing his Gordon Parks collection—and about giving underrepresented artists a chance.

Her Grandfather Was Expelled from School for Asking Why His Textbooks Had No Black People. Today She Teaches at Harvard.

The Washington Post
Friday, May 3, 2019
Ava DuVernay talks with Henry Louis Gates Jr. at the "Vision and Justice" symposium at Harvard. Photo by Melissa Blackall/Radcliffe InstituteAva DuVernay talks with Henry Louis Gates Jr. at the "Vision and Justice" symposium at Harvard. Photo by Melissa Blackall/Radcliffe Institute

The Radcliffe Institute's “Vision & Justice” convening focused on race and visibility.

Hala Aldosari Joins the MIT Center for International Studies as Wilhelm Fellow

MIT News
Friday, May 3, 2019
"It is an honor to receive the fellowship at such a pivotal and transformative moment in the Arab countries." Hala Aldosari says. "I am grateful that it will provide me with a precious opportunity to organize my thinking and research for political and civil reforms in Saudi Arabia." Hala Aldosari. Image by Ann Lang Mun Co/Human Rights Watch"It is an honor to receive the fellowship at such a pivotal and transformative moment in the Arab countries." Hala Aldosari says. "I am grateful that it will provide me with a precious opportunity to organize my thinking and research for political and civil reforms in Saudi Arabia." Hala Aldosari. Image by Ann Lang Mun Co/Human Rights Watch

Saudi scholar, activist, and recent Radcliffe fellow will conduct research on political and civil reforms in Saudi Arabia.

Marking the Centenary of 19th Amendment

The Boston Globe
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Susan Ware, the honorary women’s suffrage centennial historian at the Radcliffe’s Institute’s Schlesinger Library, has written a new book on the history of the women's suffrage movement, one that goes beyond the familiar figures associated with it.

The Work of Art

Harvard Magazine
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Sarah Lewis. Photo by Melissa BlackallSarah Lewis. Photo by Melissa Blackall

At a seminal conference, black creative intellectuals explore white supremacy, the arts, and justice.

Scholars and Activists Convene at Harvard to Talk Arts, Race, and Justice

The Harvard Crimson
Monday, April 29, 2019
Naomi Wadler, Yara S. Shahidi '22, and Professor Robin Bernstein discuss the experiences of black children in the U.S. during a panel titled "Race, Childhood, and Inequality in the Political Realm" at a "Vision and Justice" event Friday. Photo: Amanda Y. Su Naomi Wadler, Yara S. Shahidi '22, and Professor Robin Bernstein discuss the experiences of black children in the U.S. during a panel titled "Race, Childhood, and Inequality in the Political Realm" at a "Vision and Justice" event Friday. Photo: Amanda Y. Su

Hundreds gathered at Harvard to hear from prominent artists, scholars, and activists from across the nation about the intersection of art, race, and justice.

"The Work of Culture Alters Our Perceptions"

Harvard Gazette
Monday, April 29, 2019
Panelists Carrie Mae Weems (from left), Sarah Lewis, and David Adjaye share a laugh onstage at the "Vision & Justice" conference. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerPanelists Carrie Mae Weems (from left), Sarah Lewis, and David Adjaye share a laugh onstage at the "Vision & Justice" conference. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

Radcliffe conference explores the nexus of race and justice through art.

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