Black on Black on Black on Black

This exhibition will feature Black faculty in the School of Art & Design through the lens of the Black Quantum Future as proposed by Philadelphia-based activists and theorists Rasheeda Phillips and Camae Ayewa. The collaborative exhibition will explore Black identity, collectivity, positionality, healing, innovation, and education as explored via a multi-leveled/multi-dimensional immersive, critical, and openly

An Evening with Jesmyn Ward

Zoom

Join the Urbana Free Library for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward as she discusses how her literary vision & personal experiences address urgent questions about racism and social injustice. Ward, hailed as “the new Toni Morrison” by the American Booksellers Association, is the author of fiction, nonfiction, and memoir, including

Dr. Kelli Morgan Lecture

Krannert Art Museum 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign, Illinois

Join the Krannert Art Museum for a talk by Dr. Kelli Morgan, Professor of the Practice and the inaugural Director of Curatorial Studies at Tufts University, presented as part of the Black on Black on Black on Black exhibition. About the artist Dr. Kelli Morgan is a Professor of the Practice and the inaugural Director of Curatorial Studies at

Shenece Oretha with Blair Ebony Smith | Artist Performance Lecture

Krannert Art Museum 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign, Illinois

Join the Krannert Art Museum for an back to back DJ performance lecture by multidisciplinary artist Shenece Oretha and exhibiting artist Blair Ebony Smith (lovenloops), presented as part of the Black on Black on Black on Black exhibition. Shenece Oretha (b. Montserrat) is a London based multidisciplinary artist sounding out the mobilizing potential of sound and

Jabari Dreams of Freedom (Krannert Center Youth Series)

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL

Written by Nambi E. Kelley. This performance is part of the Krannert Center Youth Series, school-day performances for public, private, and home schools, grades PreK-12. 10-year-old Jabari loves to paint. And through these paintings, he escapes the turbulent world around him and the reality of a friend hurt by police violence. In his dreams, he

Jabari Dreams of Freedom (Krannert Center Youth Series)

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL

Written by Nambi E. Kelley. This performance is part of the Krannert Center Youth Series, school-day performances for public, private, and home schools, grades PreK-12. 10-year-old Jabari loves to paint. And through these paintings, he escapes the turbulent world around him and the reality of a friend hurt by police violence. In his dreams, he

Jabari Dreams of Freedom (Krannert Center Youth Series)

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL

Written by Nambi E. Kelley. This performance is part of the Krannert Center Youth Series, school-day performances for public, private, and home schools, grades PreK-12. 10-year-old Jabari loves to paint. And through these paintings, he escapes the turbulent world around him and the reality of a friend hurt by police violence. In his dreams, he

Jabari Dreams of Freedom (Krannert Center Youth Series)

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL

Written by Nambi E. Kelley. This performance is part of the Krannert Center Youth Series, school-day performances for public, private, and home schools, grades PreK-12. 10-year-old Jabari loves to paint. And through these paintings, he escapes the turbulent world around him and the reality of a friend hurt by police violence. In his dreams, he

The Royale

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL

A play by Marco Ramirez and directed by Tyrone Phillips. Jay “The Sport” Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But it’s 1905, and in the racially segregated world of boxing, his chances are as good as knocked out. When a crooked boxing promoter hatches a plan for “the fight of

Jabari Dreams of Freedom (Krannert Center Youth Series)

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL

Written by Nambi E. Kelley. This performance is part of the Krannert Center Youth Series, school-day performances for public, private, and home schools, grades PreK-12. 10-year-old Jabari loves to paint. And through these paintings, he escapes the turbulent world around him and the reality of a friend hurt by police violence. In his dreams, he

Jabari Dreams of Freedom (Krannert Center Youth Series)

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL

Written by Nambi E. Kelley. This performance is part of the Krannert Center Youth Series, school-day performances for public, private, and home schools, grades PreK-12. 10-year-old Jabari loves to paint. And through these paintings, he escapes the turbulent world around him and the reality of a friend hurt by police violence. In his dreams, he

The Royale

A play by Marco Ramirez and directed by Tyrone Phillips. Jay “The Sport” Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But it’s 1905, and in the racially segregated world of boxing, his chances are as good as knocked out. When a crooked boxing promoter hatches a plan for “the fight of