#ArtLitPhx: Brown Bag Series: Examining Whiteness through Art

Brown-Bag-seriesJoin the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy for a conversation with Dr. Chris Boyd. Bring your lunch at noon and be ready for an hour of discussion exploring the intersection between art, psychology, and transformative social change. Boyd explores how a socially engaged imagination can be used to confront common notions of whiteness and create a paradigm shift.

This is part of the CSRD “Impact Arizona” series. Co-hosted by ASU’s Project Humanities.

Chris Boyd received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Arizona State University, a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from California State University Long Beach, and a Ph.D. in Psychology, with a specialization in Transformative Social Change from Saybrook University in Oakland, CA.  He is the founder and CEO of VelNonArt, a Tempe based nonprofit organization focused on transforming youth and communities through art.

The event takes place on Tuesday, September 20th from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Arizona State University Downtown Phoenix. Mercado C, Room 145. 502 E. Monroe Street. Phoenix, AZ. Please visit the ASU page for more information, and you can register here.

#ArtLitPhx: The Birth of a Nation (1915) Film & Discussion

The-birth-of-a-nationThe Center for the Study of Race & Democracy and The Philosophy & Film Series presents “The Birth of a Nation” (1915). There will be a discussion about the film’s themes, imagery, reception, and its relationship with Oscar Micheaux’s film “Within Our Gates.”

“The Birth of a Nation” is a 1915 American epic drama directed adapted from the novel and play “The Clansman.”  The film chronicles the relationship of two families in the American Civil War and Reconstruction era over the course of several years: the pro-Union Northern Stonemans and the pro-Confederacy Southern Camerons.

The event takes place on September 16, 2016 at 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ASU Downtown Phoenix. Health North, Room 110. Address: 550 N. 3rd St. Phoenix, AZ. For more information, please visit the ASU page and register here. The event is free.