2013-2014 Creative Dialogues

Writing and Celebrating in the African American Tradition Creative Dialogue

Writing and Celebrating in the African American Tradition Creative Dialogue

Creative DialoguesCreative Dialogues is a free conversation series designed to inspire cross-disciplinary conversations around issues that inspire and motivate artists to create their work.

Moderated by Kojo Nnamdi, these events are intended to raise awareness, while encouraging debate and exploration of the subject matter. Creative Dialogues are presented both at the Center and at locations throughout the community. Panelists include artists and UMD faculty as well as voices from other academic institutions and organizations.

The 2013-2014 Creative Dialogues Series

Civil War to Civil Rights: The Well-Being of a Nation

In honor of the 50th anniversary year of the March on Washington and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Clarice Smith Center’ s 2013-2014 Creative Dialogues explores the issues of civil rights in a modern-day context. The right to pursue freedom of all kinds is a central premise of U.S. citizenship, but in today’s complex and changing society, can be elusive.

The Creative Dialogue series will address a range of ideas on liberty and justice in the U.S. - the imbalance of hunger and nutrition, gay rights and marriage, war and pacifism – all with an emphasis on the artists’ experience and interpretation. Sparking discussion and new thinking around all civil liberties, the series will explore such questions as “Are we really free and equal?” and “How far have we come?”

Join the conversation.