The School of Art at UNC Greensboro and Greensboro Project Space are pleased to present the Fall 2020 MFA Colloquium Series. Beginning in mid-October through November, first and second year MFA students will host an event to engage a broader public in an exchange of ideas and questions surrounding important themes related to their creative practice.
Join a Zoom discussion with Anna Abhau Elliott, Taylor Allison, Dillon Tyler (Docent at Civil Rights Institute). We will tackle the question of how the history of the Greensboro Massacre is used in this contemporary moment. We will build on the history of labor organizing in mills, white supremacy, and structural inequality to bring us to 2020's events.
Greensboro City Council recently passed a resolution to issue an official apology for the Massacre. This seems like a positive event, but of course, it's more complicated than that. Why did two people vote against this resolution? Why did such an apology take 41 years to happen? And what else is going on in Greensboro--most notably, the Marcus Deon Smith case--that is influencing a vote like this?
Other colloquia in this series include:
October 23: Satire. (Neeraj Sebastian) October 28: Oyster Feast (Sarah LaPonte) November 4: Revolution Mill On-Site History (Taylor Allison) November 7: An Experience (Leah Junquera) November 9: TBD (Billy Dee) November 11: You Are Here (Grace Clark) November 14: A Conversation about Continuing Sex Education (Ash Strazzinski) November 16: TBD (Jill Beth Hannes) November 18: The Greensboro Massacre in 2020 (Anna Abhau Elliott)