• By Christopher D West Ph.D. on February 1, 2021
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Art as Activism in the Era of Covid-19 & Civil Unrest in the USA: Re-Set, Re-Discover &
Re-Imagine!


Past Series Events


Part One: The Educational Pipeline
Charles Reese

Part I of the series took place Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 5 PM. The evening featured a special presentation by William E.L. Syms, Interim Dean of the Non-Credit Division, who highlighted the advantages of attending Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU). Hosted by Charles Reese and featuring many more guests and PCC alumni, this remote event was part of a four-part conversation/performative arts virtual online salon series.

Part Two: Phenomenal Black Women Who Rock: From Myths to Milestones
Sandra Jackson-Dumont

Part Two of the series took place Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at 5 PM PST. The evening featured an engaging, one-on-one conversation with Sandra Jackson-Dumont, director and CEO of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, followed by a Q&A and live performances from guest artists. Hosted by Charles Reese, this remote event is part of a four-part conversation/performative arts virtual online salon series. 


Additional Resources from the L.A. Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Embarrassment of Riches: Three prominent archives of rare materials that document the history of Black film land in Los Angeles.

L.A.’s Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Is Looking to Change How a Museum Can Be Part of Society

Lucas Museum appoints a chief curator and five more women to key roles

Reflections: A Note for Now

Lucas Museum leader says Separate Cinema Archive brings a big picture on black film

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art finds its new director at the Met

Part Three: Bearing Witness: The Black Animation Phenomenon!
Matthew A. Cherry

Part Three of the series took place Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at 5 PM PST. The evening featured an intimate discussion with acclaimed filmmaker and producer Matthew A. Cherry. As co-director of the Academy Award-winning short animation film Hair Love, Cherry discussed the future of Black animators in the film industry. There was a special screening of Hair Love, which features the voice of actress Issa Rae, followed by a Q&A with Cherry. Hosted by Charles Reese, this remote event was part of a four-part conversation/performative arts virtual online salon series. 

 

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