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Spotlight on ... Dr. Sarah Seidman

Dr. Sarah Seidman, who is the Puffin Foundation Curator of Sara SeidmanSocial Activism at the Museum of the City of New York (Ph.D., American Studies, Brown University) will be giving two public programs. The first, "Black Panthers in Red Cuba: Race, Radicalism, and the Struggle for International Solidarity," will begin at 6 pm Thursday, April 14th in Booth 4440. The second, "Museums and Social Justice: History and Community in Theory and Practice," will begin at 1 pm on April 15th, also in Booth 4440. These programs are generously funded by Redden in conjunction with the Humanities Center general education course, "Race, Activism, Censorship, Erasure," co-taught by Dr. Suzie Park and Dr. M.J. Rymsza-Pawlowska.

Dr. Seidman promises to bring more great and greatly needed discussion on race and activism to EIU students and faculty. Her talks will cover a variety of topics within the umbrella of social justice. There are two readings which will prepare audience members for these discussions. Click here to read "Bringing Self-Examination to the Center of Social seidman posterJustice Work in Museums," by Rose Paquet Kinsley and Altheia Wittman. Click here to read the New York Times article "Making Museums Moral Again," by Holland Cotter.

For more information on this event, or to RSVP to either talk, please email

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Doudna Fine Arts Center 1343
(217) 581-3968

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