Future of the Past: Black Lives Matter | Lesley University 2016

Symposium: Monday, March 7, 6:30-9:30 PM

Exhibition Dates:

March 7-29, 2016


Marran Theater & Gallery
Doble Campus, Lesley University
34 Mellen Street, Cambridge, MA


Hope Ricciardi

Click here for event poster

Aaron John Bourque, 99-119 Thornton Street, Roxbury, MA, 2015, archival inkjet print

Symposium Info:

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.

Featured Artists:

Gloretta Baynes
Gail Bos
Aaron Bourque
Judith Carlin
Carol Daynard
L'Merchie Frazier
Mary Harvey
Ekua Holmes
Jon Lowenstein
Joan Ryan
Christine Tinsley