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Race In The Post-Obama Era: The Politics and Aesthetics of Disruption and Change

Through the emergence of new social movements, race has vaulted back into the center of U.S. discourse, renewing questions about equality, freedom and culture.
“Thinking Freedom Now: Policing, Mass Incarceration & Racial Justice” 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Moderated by H. Samy Alim, featuring:

  • Mychal Denzel Smith, The Nation
  • Isabel Garcia, Derechos Humanos
  • Reverend Osagyefo Sekou, Fellowship of Reconciliation/King Research and Education Institute
  • Rinku Sen, Race Forward/Colorlines

“Seeing Race Now: The Arts, Racial Justice & Cultural Equity”2:30 to 4 p.m. Moderated by Jeff Chang, featuring:

  • Jonathan Calm, Stanford Department of Art & Art History
  • Deborah Cullinan, Yerba Buena Center for The Arts
  • Rita Gonzalez, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Jasiri X, 1Hood
  • Favianna Rodriguez, CultureStr/ke

This special symposium examines through two catalytic discussions how movements and individuals have been changing the way we see and think about race in the post-Obama era.This event is part of The Nation magazine's 150th anniversary event tour. For a complete lineup of events in the Bay Area and beyond, visit



Thursday, November 19, 2015. 12:00 PM


Bechtel Conference Center at Encina Hall


African & African American Studies, Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA)