Save the Date, Saturday, February 17th for Looking Back | Looking Forward, “a symposium of conversations, performances, salons and open studios exploring artistic, social, and political perspectives on the fiftieth anniversary of the extraordinary world-changing events of 1968” ~ The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the Tea Offensive, the silent demonstration at the Mexico City Summer Olympics, the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 and many other influential moments in our Country’s history.
This one-day event will include activists, academics, and community leaders taking part in three sessions throughout the day. Each Session will offer two unique choices of presentations and performances. In between programs, viewers are invited to visit salons and open studios on the first and second floors.
Included in this symposium will be tap dancer Michelle Dorrance; journalist Greg Tate; visual artist Teresita Fernandez; founder of National Black Theatre Sade Lythcott; Studio Museum of Harlem Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden; bassist, singer-songwriter, and rapper Meshell Ndegeocello with professor Margo Jefferson and photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier; bass-baritone Davóne Tines; theater director Roberta Uno; and former New York City Ballet Principal Dancer and Director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program Damian Woetzel, among others. Sessions and participants are subject to change.
Looking Back | Looking Forward, Culture in a Changing America, will take place on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from Noon to 8:15pm at the Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue between 66th-67th Streets.