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Talks

Tuesday, March 5

12–1 p.m. Fireside Chat

Join us for a conversation on cultural stewardship and justice with Frank Mitchell, Director of Amistad Center for Art & Culture, moderated by Jesle Paragone.  

The Amistad Center is a cultural arts organization in Hartford, Connecticut that owns a vital collection of art, artifacts, and popular culture objects that document the experience, expressions, and history of people of African American heritage. Bring your lunch and talk story with us!


2:304:30 p.m. Collecting Park River Stories: Access, Nature and the Commons

Come share your experiences with the river that runs through our campus. Stories will be collected by graduate students in the Nomad/9 Interdisciplinary MFA program who are creating speculative plans and maquettes for bridges and other interventions that will be exhibited this summer as work continues with Mary Mattingly.


56 p.m. Radical Archives & Libraries: Social Art & Public Praxis

Join us for a talk and workshop with founder of the FBWL, OlaRonke Akinmowo. Ola is a black feminist scholar, workshop facilitator, and interdisciplinary artist. @thefreeblackwomenslibrary



Wednesday, March 6

7:309:30 p.m. Decolonizing Self Care: The Afro Mystic & Her Arts

Join us for a conversation with artist Azua Echevarria that centers the Black Femme aesthetic which is non-binary, gender non-conforming and fluid in nature in a realm that intersects spirituality, social justice & creativity/divinity. Azua Echevarria is an artist, healer, entrepreneur, and Hartford native. @azuaintuition

 

 

Thursday, March 7

121 p.m. Fireside Chat

Join us for a conversation on painting and healthcare with Cat Balco, Associate Professor of Painting, Hartford Art School. moderated by Jesle Paragone. Bring your lunch and talk story with us!

 

 

Wednesday, March 13

11:4512:45 p.m. UHart Land Acknowledgement Working Group

Join us for a conversation on working towards an ethical and responsible protocol for Indigenous land acknowledgement at the University of Hartford. Facilitated by FLC on Diversity Group.



Thursday, March 14

12:15–1:30 p.m. Critical Performance Pedagogy: Critical Consciousness, Radical Healing, and Dialogics

Join Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales in a workshop to engage teachers and students in dialogue about some of most challenging situations that they are faced within the classroom, at their school, or on their campus. Utilizing creative and interactive performance, this workshop aims to provide a space where students, teachers, leaders, and artists can humanize and be humanized, and for some this could a space of radical healing. Dr. Tintiangco-Cubales is a professor in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University.

 

 

4:307:20 p.m. Lydia Moyer Film Screening

Lydia Moyer is a time-based visual artist, writer, and Associate Professor of Studio Media at the University of Virginia. Her work, she writes, "speaks from the past or future in order to address the present" and plays "with the strange and uncanny amidst melancholy and grief." Join us for a screening of her films, followed by Q&A moderated by Marisa Williamson.