Black History Month Symposium: Performing Politics: Embodying Advocacy -- Representing Race

On February 28, the last day of Black History Month, students and colleagues are invited to panels featuring scholars D. Soyini Madison, PhD, professor of performance studies, Northwestern University, and author of Acts of Activism and Critical Ethnography and director of Labor Rites and Larry Bogad, PhD, associate professor of theatre and dance, University of California, Davis, and author of Tactical Performance and Electoral Guerilla Theatre; performance artist, COINTELSHOW: A Patriot Act, and lecturer of TED talk on use of performance in the civil rights movement. They will be joined by Hofstra Professors Bill Jennings, Tomeka Robinson, Lisa Merrill and others, as well as Hofstra student, alumni and graduate student assistants from the Hofstra Speech and Debate team. 


12:45 p.m.           Performance: Brandon Johnson, Hofstra University

1-2:15 p.m.         Staging Labor Rites: Improvisation, Beauty, and the Narrating Body with
D. Soyini Madison, PhD, Professor of Performance Studies, Northwestern University

2:30 p.m.             Performance: Rachel Garnett, Hofstra University

2:45-3:45 p.m.    Creative Resistance Against Racism: From the Civil Rights Movement to Right Now with L.M. Bogad, PhD, Associate Professor of Theatre And Dance, University of California, Davis

3:45 p.m.             Performance: Mark Atkinson, Hofstra University

4-5 p.m.              Roundtable Discussion: Talking “Race” on Campus with Hofstra professors Bill Jennings, Tomeka RobinsonJonathan Lightfoot, Lisa Merrill and Hofstra student representative Kristen Simon, Class of 2018

5-5:15 p.m.        Closing performance: Jamel Hudson, Hofstra University

This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link.


Date: Tuesday, February 28

Time: 12:45 p.m - 5:15 p.m.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

The symposium concludes with a performance of the award-winning play Call Mr. Robeson: A Life, With SongsThe play is free and open to the public. Limit two tickets per person. Tickets are available through the Hofstra Box Office by calling 516-463-6644, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3:45 p.m. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Free and open to the public



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