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.

A New Retrospective Honoring the Vision and Legacy of Gordon Parks

Cultured Magazine
Monday, April 29, 2019
Gordon Parks, 'Eldridge Cleaver and His Wife, Kathleen, Algiers, Algeria, 1970.' Gelatin Silver Print, 30 x 40" Courtesy of the Gordon Parks Foundation. Image by Melissa Blackall and courtesy the Cooper Gallery.Gordon Parks, 'Eldridge Cleaver and His Wife, Kathleen, Algiers, Algeria, 1970.' Gelatin Silver Print, 30 x 40" Courtesy of the Gordon Parks Foundation. Image by Melissa Blackall and courtesy the Cooper Gallery.

Both a new exhibition by the Dean Collection and Professor Sarah Lewis's "Vision & Justice" convening at Harvard embody a future Gordon Parks imagined decades ago.

The Racial Bias Built Into Photography

The New York Times
Thursday, April 25, 2019

The New York Times republishes Sarah Lewis's essay on photography and racial bias, "Vision & Justice: A Civic Curriculum,” ahead of our two-day conference on the role of the arts in relation to citizenship, race, and justice.

This is Sarah Lewis. You Should Know Who She Is

The Boston Globe
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Boston Globe talks representation and image with Sarah Lewis ahead of "Vision & Justice."

Picturing Vision and Justice

Harvard Gazette
Monday, April 15, 2019
Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

The Harvard Gazette spoke with Professor Sarah Lewis, whose course “Vision & Justice: The Art of Citizenship” is the creative inspiration behind the “Vision & Justice” convening.

Citizens Arrested

Harvard Gazette
Friday, April 5, 2019
Carmen Yulin Cruz, mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, speaks at a Radcliffe conference about citizenship. Photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerCarmen Yulin Cruz, mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, speaks at a Radcliffe conference about citizenship. Photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer

San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz spoke at Radcliffe's "Unsettled Citizens" conference about how Puerto Ricans are US citizens but are not treated equally.

Fishing for Stories

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Radcliffe Fellow Francisco Goldman is writing his latest novel based in New Bedford. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerRadcliffe Fellow Francisco Goldman is writing his latest novel based in New Bedford. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

Francisco Goldman RI '19 explores New Bedford, Massachusetts, for his latest novel.

Seeing Beauty in the Mundane

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
The flattened ironing boards from which the prints were made. Photo by Jennifer L. RobertsThe flattened ironing boards from which the prints were made. Photo by Jennifer L. Roberts

Contemporary sculptor, printer, and visual artist Willie Cole’s haunting works blend the familiar with the unexpected. Now that striking creative tension is on view at Radcliffe in Willie Cole: Beauties.

DNA Testing Could Save Young Lives through Early Intervention

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Pediatric oncologist Lisa Diller is studying the implications of genetic testing in newborns. Photo by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerPediatric oncologist Lisa Diller is studying the implications of genetic testing in newborns. Photo by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer

Pediatric oncologist Lisa Diller RI '19 is studying the implications of genetic testing in newborns.

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