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New Observations: Bringing Art and Activism to Challenging Times

svgOctober 29, 2023EventsBoom Town Press

Join us for three speakers:

Mia Feroleto, publisher of New Observations (https://www.newobservations.org/) — an independent, non-profit contemporary arts and culture journal — shares information about its founding in 1985 by artist Lucio Pozzi, and the way she has used her own activism to shape the trajectory of the magazine.

Jalil Muntaqim, who joined the Black Panther Party at the age of 18, discusses his almost 50 years of incarceration as well as his activism both inside and outside of prison walls. As a co-founder of the Jericho Movement and founder of the Spirit of Mandela, Jalil works for freedom and equality, and seeks to influence people of all races around the world.

Chief Henry Red Cloud gives an overview of life on the Pine Ridge Reservation and the challenges Lakota and other Indigenous Peoples face today. He also discusses his extraordinary work bringing solar power and sustainable housing to the reservation.

This event is part of the fall Arts & Resistance theme semester sponsored by the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; the U-M Museum of Art; and the U-M Arts Initiative to explore how the visual, performing, and literary arts play a central role in shaping cultural and political narratives.

Sponsored by the U-M Arts Initiative and U-M Library, along with the Department of History, the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, and the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS).

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