Vision & Justice | Friday | Part I

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Vision & Justice | Friday | Part I || Radcliffe Institute

“Vision & Justice: A Convening” considered the role of the arts in understanding the nexus of art, race, and justice. Wynton Marsalis opened the morning session on Friday, April 26, with a musical performance. Later that morning, discussions covered a range of topics: representation in civic spaces, the “adultification” of black girls, the Flint water crisis, and more.

MORNING SESSION: Sanders Theatre
Welcome Remarks: Alan M. Garber (0:01)
Darren Walker (6:53)
Sarah Lewis (13:29)
Video by Lance Oppenheim (19:40)

Musical Opening
Wynton Marsalis, Dan Nimmer, Taurien (TJ) Reddick, and Phillip Norris (30:30)

Cultural Citizenship
Wynton Marsalis, Diane Paulus, and President Emerita Drew Gilpin Faust (41:44)

Race, Culture, and Civic Space
Introduction: Mohsen Mostafavi (1:15:20)
David Adjaye, Theaster Gates, and Sarah Lewis (1:23:44)

Tribute to LaToya Ruby Frazier
Teju Cole (1:49:02)
Video by LaToya Ruby Frazier (1:56:53)

Race, Justice, and the Environment
Focus: Discovering the Flint crisis
Introduction: Sarah Lewis (2:00:59)
Chelsea Clinton and Mona Hanna-Attisha (2:03:50)

Race, Childhood, and Inequality in the Political Realm
Introduction: Claudine Gay (2:29:13)
Robin Bernstein, Yara Shahidi, and Naomi Wadler (2:36:18)

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