Keynotes and General Sessions

Friday Keynote Address: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Friday, January 18, 2019 | 9:30-10:45 AM | Majestic Ballroom, 5th Floor

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a distinguished writer in residence at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He is the author of the bestselling books The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Between The World And Me, which won the National Book Award in 2015. Ta-Nehisi is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. He is also the current author of the Marvel comics The Black Panther and Captain America.

Ta-Nehisi Coates
photo by Nina Subin

 

Saturday General Session: We Have Voice Collective

Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 10:30-11:45 AM | Majestic Ballroom, 5th Floor

In this discussion, several members of the We Have Voice Collective will speak about their approaches, goals, open letter, We Have Voice Code of Conduct, their future initiatives, and will hold a space for ample dialogue with the audience around these issues within.

We Have Voice is a collective of 14 musicians, performers, scholars, and thinkers from different generations, races, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, gender identities, economic backgrounds, religious beliefs and affiliations. Together, they are determined to engage in transformative ways of thinking and being in their creative professional world, while being ingrained in an inclusive and intersectional analysis. Their focus is to bring awareness to issues of inequity, including but not limited to sexual harassment and bullying, and to shift the cultural landscape within their community to foster awareness, inclusion, and the creation of safe(r) spaces for all.

We Have Voice Collective: Fay Victor, Ganavya Doraiswamy, Imani Uzuri, Jen Shyu, Kavita Shah, Linda May Han Oh, María Grand, Nicole Mitchell, Okkyung Lee, Rajna Swaminathan, Sara Serpa, Tamar Sella, Terri Lyne Carrington, Tia Fuller

We Have Voice

We Have Voice

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