Symposium: Monday, March 7, 6:30-9:30 PM
Aaron John Bourque, 99-119 Thornton Street, Roxbury, MA, 2015, archival inkjet print
Lesley University and Violence Transformed present their 3rd annual "Future of the Past" series, celebrating the power of art to transform violence. This year's event will focus on institutionalized racism and the Black Lives Matter movement, including a short video featuring author and incarceration activist Michelle Alexander, and a panel discussion with educators and artists Phillip Harvey, Bailey Ray, L'Merchie Frazier and Dev Luthra. For more information about our panelists, please visit http://www.lesley.edu/future-of-the-past/black-lives-matter/.
A reception and art exhibit will follow the discussion, featuring area artists whose works confront and imagine alternatives to violence at local, national and international levels, address issues of protest, refuge, survival, and commemoration; and give expression to the power of art to heal and enrich our lives and our communities.