What: Check out the Humanities Lecture Series event in connection with UMBC's Center for Art, Design & Visual Culture, (CADVC) current exhibition, For All the World to See: Visual Culture & the Struggle for Civil Rights. The lecture is entitled Blackface Imagery and Its Answers: Stereotyping from the Early Civil Rights Era to the Obama Era and will be given by Thulani Davis, Journalist, Playwright and Author.
Did you know? Thulani Davis wrote the forward for the book, For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights.
According to a recent CADVC event announcement here is a summary of what to expect from the lecture. "Tracing the cycles of call-and-response to generations of repeated, reworked and “reloaded” visual stereotypes of African Americans from their early days in print, regeneration in movies and new life on the internet, Thulani Davis will discuss how to “read” the images of objects designed to “serve” the viewer, such as common kitchen items depicting black faces, and show black responses to such imagery and how they in turn are recycled into new blackface. A global phenomenon, visual stereotypes have been used to promote colonization, immigration, products of all kinds, and the politics of inequality."
When: Wednesday, February 27, 2012 starts at 7 p.m.
Who: This is a free and open to the public.
Where: UMBC, Proscenium Theater, Performing Arts and Humanities Building ~ 1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore, MD 21250
FYI: The Center for Art, Design & Visual Culture will be open late on the vening of the event until 7 p.m., so those attending the lecture will have time to see the associated exhibit in their gallery on the first floor of the Fine Arts building before the lecture.