TOMORROW FRIDAY, NOV. 17, 2-6pm, 14 University Place. Free & Open to the Public. @fortnight_institute, @arthurjfournier & The NYU Center for Experimental Humanities @experimental_humanities_nyu presents: “THE SPIRIT OF THE PEOPLE WILL BE STRONGER THAN THE PIGS' TECHNOLOGY” - an open conversation & séance. As an evocation of ‘the spirit', we hope the event will be more of a séance than merely a symposium. .
"THE SPIRIT OF THE PEOPLE WILL BE STRONGER THAN THE PIGS' TECHNOLOGY" was uttered by Black & White Panthers as a kind of prediction in 1967. What can be said about its accuracy 50 years later? What is 'the spirit'? Who are 'the pigs'? Where are art and poetry and the imagination in this matrix of hunger? What do the marriage of poetry & left-wing militancy sound like in 2017?
Participants include music journalist and critic BILL ADLER, poet and NPR commentator ANDREI CODRESCU, activist DAVID FENTON, Last Poets member UMAR BIN HASSAN, poet and Black Arts Movement co-founder DAVID HENDERSON, Nuyorican poet PAPOLETO MELENDEZ, artist and Black Mask/ Up Against The Wall Motherfucker founder BEN MOREA, documentary filmmaker MATT PETERSON, painter and artist ELLEN PHELAN, historian and curator YASMIN RAMIREZ, photographer and White Panther Party member LENI SINCLAIR, NYU historian TOM SUGRUE. @arthurjfournier @experimental_humanities_nyu
Followed by a reception @fortnight_institute 6:30-8pm.
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