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Panel: Counting on the Aesthetic

  • Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery 370 Lancaster Avenue Haverford, Pennsylvania USA (map)

I will be joining Josh Begley and Autumn Womack in conversation about the role of visual storytelling in confronting past and present forms of racial violence and the relationship between contemporary art and social justice activism.

This panel is part of the symposium The Legacy of Lynching: Art and Practice, which brings together scholars, artists, activists, and curators for a conversation on the history of lynching, antiracist activism past and present, and the role of contemporary art in visualizing and confronting racial violence.

Drawing on the Equal Justice Initiative’s long-term effort to research, document, and memorialize victims of lynching, this symposium is hosted in conjunction with Haverford’s Cantor-Fitzgerald Gallery and the first traveling iteration of EJI’s exhibit “The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America,” on display from October 26,  to December 16, 2018.