Art, Activism, Race and the Law

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Nasher Museum of Art

The Nasher Museum hosted a cross-disciplinary panel inspired by themes in the exhibition "Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush.” Panelists discuss the complex dynamics of race and the law, public policy, the justice system and art activism. With (in order of appearance in this podcast) Jillian Johnson, Durham City Councilwoman and director of operations at Southern Vision Alliance; Trina Jones, Duke law professor; Sherrill Roland, artist, activist and creator of the Jumpsuit Project; and William A. Darity, Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy at Duke.

The panelists all talk about Abney’s “Class of 2007,” which you can see as part of this article from the Brooklyn Rail.

brooklynrail.org/2017/04/artseen/…bney-Royal-Flush

William Darity talks about several about aspects of works from the exhibition, on view now through July 16, 2017.

Listen to the full discussion here