EVENT: An Uncomfortable Conversation about Race in America Today

Fay and CiscoTuesday, November 17, 12:30pm
Pratt Brooklyn Campus, L
ocation TBD

Voice artist Fay Victor and historian/blogger Cisco Bradley will lead an interactive conversation about race and the new civil rights movement as they are manifest in the United States today. Discussions will cover a wide range of contemporary issues like police violence against people of color, white fear of black bodies, racial dynamics among artist communities, and the role of white allies in the Black Lives Matter movement today, among other issues. Students are especially encouraged to participate. Victor and Bradley began their collaborations in the wake of high-profile police killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and many others by founding the TalkRace forum in December 2014 with the explicit goal of having “uncomfortable” conversations about race between people of diverse backgrounds. Moving beyond the bland conversations that generally occur in the public sphere surrounding issues of race, this event will engage members of the Pratt community to take part in conversation about these critical issues.

Space is limited.

Please RSVP by Monday, November 16, at 5 pm if you would like to be involved by emailing Cisco Bradley at fbradl21@pratt.edu.

Location TBD (sent via email by Monday evening)