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