RSVP Harriet Tubman Day

The public domain is a contested space, and representation is neither neutral nor inconsequential, this year’s commemoration of Harriet Tubman offers an opportunity to think about how we navigate these politics. Our theme, “Wanted: Harriet Tubman,” considers the interplay between fugitivity and desire.  From “wanted” as a fugitive from the law to “wanted” as a legacy and symbol, this year’s theme considers the politics of invoking Tubman’s identity. Art historian and curator,  Adrienne L. Childs, will be in conversation with muralist and labor activist Mike Alewitz and architect/artist Nina Cooke John about their work, process, and politics of representing Harriet Tubman within the public domain.

This event will be on March 10th in the Driskell Center from 4:00-6:30 PM and online. 

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