“Black Media Arts and the Long Ark|Arc of Peace”

What can histories of modern Black media arts teach us about human expressive cultures and the importance of peaceful coexistence? How have art and media served as instruments of response to the calamities of conflict and as means to articulate strategies of resolution, reconciliation, and solidarity?

Case Western Reserve University School of Law invites members of the campus community to attend “Black Media Arts and the Long Ark|Arc of Peace” April 4 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The event will be held in the law school’s Moot Courtroom (A59) or can be streamed online.

This presentation by Robeson Taj Frazier, associate professor of communication and director of the Institute for Diversity and Empowerment at Annenberg (IDEA) at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, explores this topic by examining how Maya Angelou’s philosophical insights about peace and love, and scholar Saidiyah Hartman’s critical interventions within legal studies and archival studies, have been taken up in the work of Black media-makers and artists. 

Register to attend in person or remotely.