In honor of National Black Solidarity Day faculty, staff, alumni, and students hosted a reading of A Day of Absence: A Satirical Fantasy was written in 1965 by Douglas Turner Ward as political satire. This play was read at Brooklyn College in 1969 and inspired Black Solidarity Day. Is is the Monday before Election Day (this year, Nov 2nd) for us to take stock of race, class, and politics. This satire looks at what would happen in a small Southern town in 1965 if all the Black Americans did not go to work or consume anything. The unfolding chaos illustrates the deep reliance we have on certain communities for the functioning of our society.
Wednesday, October 7, 12:30–1:30 PM
Pratt Brooklyn Campus, Film/Video Building (550 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, NY)
Antena is a language justice and literary experimentation collaborative founded by Jen Hofer and John Pluecker, both writers, artists, literary translators, book-makers, and activist interpreters. Focusing on building multilingual spaces, Antena has a wide array of inititatives that range from exhibiting and publishing to performing and organizing with numerous groups, museums, and institutions. On October 7, Pratt’s M.F.A. in Writing program will invite Antena to present their cross-cultural work and adress the topic of language justice.
Thursday, October 29 at 12:30 | Alumni Reading Room | Pratt Institute
Join us in a conversation that bridges K-12 and higher education. Presentations focus on exemplary students and programs that reverse patterns of unequal achievement and access based on socio-economic status, race, and gender. DOWNLOAD: Event Flyer (PDF)