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February 2020

DJ Lynnée Denise Presents:  Black To Techno and the Black Music 80’s

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 A Public conversation and Performative lecture Our artist in residence, world renowned DJ Lynnée Denise will talk about her role in the short film "Black To Techno" by Jenn Nkiru as it explores the lineage of Detroit techno and "what it means to be in tune with the machine".While speaking on her work and her exploration of techno roots,  DJ Lynnée Denise will contextualize various music genres as they relate to black identities and queerness in response to misery, resistance…

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March 2020

Artist Talk with Janani Balasubramanian

March 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Janani Balasubramanian is a writer, new media artist, and immersive theater maker based in New York City. Balasubramanian’s practice involves deep collaborations with astrophysicists, as well as engagement with both old storytelling forms and contemporary technologies (such as augmented and virtual reality).  Location Roble Arts Gym

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DJ Lynnée Denise in Conversation with Fredara HADLEY Ethnomusicology in the Digital Age and Beyond

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Fredara Hadley is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Juilliard. Professor Hadley is involved with the Society of Ethnomusicology, the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, and Experience Music Project's Popular Music Conference. She is also the founder of Jooksi, a company that provides music education and music-based walking tours of New York City. Location Sweet Hall Conference, Room 020

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April 2020

Storytelling Workshop with Sterling HolyWhiteMountain (Via Zoom)

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sterling HolyWhiteMountain grew up on the Blackfeet Reservation. He holds a BA in English creative writing from the University of Montana and an MFA in fiction from the University of Iowa. He was also a James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin. His work has appeared in volumes 1 and 2 of Off the Path: An Anthology of 21st Century American Indian and Indigenous Writers, Montana Quarterly, ESPN.com, The Yellow Medicine Review and The Atlantic. He is currently completing a story collection. Location…

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May 2020

Arts Alumni: Live From Their Living Room

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a conversation between Javier Stell-Fresquez (BA'13)  and Amara Tabor Smith -- two contemporary choreographer/performers who draw inspiration from ancestry and ritual, and through their work challenge ingrained beliefs about race, gender and identity. Javier will share videos of her experimental performance piece, Mother the Verb, followed by a Q&A. For more information about it see www.facebook.com/mothertheverb   Javier Stell-Frésquez (Piru & Tigua Native American from El Paso, Texas; “she”/“he” pronouns) serves Indigenous communities of the Bay, with…

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Arts Alumni: Live From Their Living Room

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Enjoy a living room concert with contemporary folk musician Lizzie No (BA ‘13) whose original sound has been lauded by Rolling Stone and Billboard Magazine, followed by a Q& led by co-term senior / singer / songwriter / music producer Clarissa Carter. About Lizzie No With the release of her debut album, 'Hard Won,' in March 2017, singer-songwriter, harpist, and guitarist Lizzie No established herself as one of the most exciting new voices in contemporary folk music. Billboard Magazine called the…

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Arts Alumni: Live From Their Living Room

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Watch Alice Wu's (BS ‘90 MS ‘92) new film The Half of It, an “adorable queer Cyrano riff,” which premiered on Netflix May 1, and then join us for a Q&A with the acclaimed filmmaker. More about Alice: Alice Wu is a Chinese-American film director and screenwriter. After earning a master’s degree in computer science at Stanford University, she designed software at Microsoft before becoming a full-time filmmaker. Alice’s debut feature, SAVING FACE -- starring Michelle Krusiec and Joan…

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In Conversation – DJ Lynnée Denise and Maritri Garrett

May 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a conversation between world renowed DJ Scholar Lynnée Denise,  a lecturer and writer, as well as the founder of WildSeed Cultural Group and Maritri Garrett, the deeply soulful musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist who studied with both Geri Allen and Grady Tate.  This engaging exchange will center on how one can develop and grow as artists and pursue one's work while maintaining artistic and intellectual independence.They will speak on their extraordinary individual journeys as they built their…

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Healing Hearts Circle Series with Walter Thompson-Hernandez

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As part of our Healing Hearts Circle Series, we are truly excited to introduce the amazing Walter Thompson-Hernandez. As a writer for The New York Times, Walter’s stories come from the people he meets and gets to know, giving voice to the humanity and struggles of those most alienated, oppressed and marginalized. A multi-media artist, his work honors the triumph and tragedy of the lives of diverse people and communities. He is the 2019 recipient of the Whiting Creative Non-Fiction…

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June 2020

A Poetic Exchange with A-lan Holt & Marc Bamuthi Joseph

June 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Poet and multi-disciplinary artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph joins IDA Director A-lan Holt in a live dialogue with poetry at its center. Through the power of literary expression, Joseph and Holt discuss the importance of our present, and the possibilities of the future.  Location Via Zoom

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