Vision & Justice | Thursday | Part I

Friday, May 24, 2019

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

THURSDAY, APRIL 25
At “Vision & Justice: A Convening,” participants considered the role of the arts in understanding the nexus of art, race, and justice. The two-day event opened on Thursday, April 25, with a spoken word performance by 2017 National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman and the presentation of the Gordan Parks Foundation Essay Prizes.

OPENING PROGRAM: Knafel Center, Radcliffe Institute
Welcome Remarks: Tomiko Brown-Nagin (0:01)
Introduction: Sarah Lewis (
4:10)
Video by Lance Oppenheim (
8:00)
Video of Amanda Gorman Performance (
20:16)

Gordon Parks Foundation Essay Prize Overview Robin Kelsey (
24:02)
Remarks about the The Gordon Parks Foundation Peter Kunhardt Jr. (26:36)

Gordon Parks Foundation Essay Prize Presentations Robin Kelsey (
31:06)
Martha Tedeschi (
35:59)
Kasseem Dean (Swizz Beatz) (
41:52)

Citizenship and Racial Narratives
Alexandra Bell, Jelani Cobb, Nicole Fleetwood, and Makeda Best (
49:21)

Tributes
Khalil Gibran Muhammad Tribute to Jamel Shabazz (
1:33:04)
Leigh Raiford Tribute to Dawoud Bey (
1:43:39)

For detailed biographical information on the participants, visit https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2019-vision-and-justice-convening/biographies.