Radical Acts: A Dialogue on the Aesthetic and Political Histories of Resistance: The Graduate Speaker Series
Panel Discussion | February 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)
Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, Arts + Design, College of Arcus Chair for Gender, Sexuality and the Built Environment Environmental Design, Center for Race and Gender, Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of History of Art, Townsend Center for the Humanities
Our current political moment demands that we think carefully and closely about the legacies of protest in the United States. Such reflection is crucial for the cultivation of future activist imaginaries. To this end, Radical Acts: A Dialogue on the Aesthetic and Political Histories of Resistance, brings together feminist artist Sharon Hayes with feminist theorist and punk lifer Mimi Thi Nguyen for a discussion on the politics of telling and representing queer, feminist, and anti-racist histories. The dialogue will explore questions like: What does resistance look like during a Trump-led administration? In what ways are ideas of the U.S. nation state currently being reconfigured domestically and globally? How are the legacies of U.S. imperialism operative in the current re-emergence of ethno-nationalist sentiments? What is the future of, and for, radical acts under such conditions?