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Sekou Sundiata was writer-in-residence and professor at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts for 20 years. As an educator, he embraced multiple, contradictory identities and insisted on the integration of art, activism, and personal voice both as a critical citizen and engaged teacher. This conversation will explore how he successfully crossed social, civic, and educational boundaries to "create dangerously." The panel discussion will be moderated by David Scobey, Executive Dean, The New School for Public Engagement. Panelists include Julie Ellison, Professor of American Culture, English, and Art and Design at the University of Michigan; Richard Harper, Assistant Professor, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music; Gladstone Fluney Hutchinson, Associate Professor of Economics at Lafayette College; and Brian Lewis, former student of Sundiata and current New School professor. Presented by The New School for Public Engagement and Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts and produced by MAPP International Productions. For the complete schedule of BLINK YOUR EYES: Sekou Sundiata Revisited events, visit www.sekousundiata.org.
Writer/Teacher/Artist/Activist Dialogue is presented as part of BLINK YOUR EYES: Sekou Sundiata Revisited, a New York City-wide retrospective produced by MAPP International Productions. Lead support for BLINK YOUR EYES has been provided by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation New York City Cultural Innovation Fund. Major funds have been provided by Surdna Foundation, the Lambent Foundation Fund of the Tides Foundation, Leveraging Investments for Creativity and the Ford Foundation. Additional support has been provided by the Axe- Houghton Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.