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Sept 17, 6pm
Contemporary and historical perspectives on art and racial justice movements in Boston and beyond

With Kai Grant, Kerri Greenidge, Michelle Millar Fisher, Marlon Forrester, Kris Manjapra, and Anni Pullagura

Abolish and defund the police have become a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement in protests across the country. As abolitionist Mariame Kaba has said, “Building a world without police is actually a collective project that will also mean that many, many other things will need to change too.” How can we imagine abolition as a collective project that has moved and can move through arts and cultural institutions in Boston and across the United States? In this panel, artists, cultural workers, and historians will consider abolition as a horizon and discuss how the arts and culture can contribute to radical imagination and new possibilities. Panelists include Kai Grant, Owner & Chief Curator, Black Market Nubian; Kerri Greenidge, Assistant Professor, Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora; Michelle Millar Fisher, curator of contemporary decorative arts, MFA Boston and co-founder of Art + Museum Transparency; Marlon Forrester, visual artist & educator; Kris Manjapra, associate professor, chair, Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora, Tufts University; Anni Pullagura, curatorial assistant, ICA Boston; moderated by Abigail Satinsky, curator of exhibitions + programs, TUAG.