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Apr 22, 2021

Apr 22, 2021

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Showcasing the work of a diverse range of acclaimed African American and Black filmmakers, artists, and scholars, the Black Lives on Screen online screening series and discussions will promote and celebrate the rich history, present, and future of Black cinematic expression in the context of an inclusive, educational, and inspiring experience for the entire UI community. Event Information:Dreams Under Confinement: Uncharted Cartographies and Unsettled Temporalities of Black Experimental Fil...

Apr 26, 2021

Apr 26, 2021

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Johnathan Payne: Chronicles of A Queer Abstractionist of Color in the 21st Century Working across drawing, painting, fibers, and installation, Payne’s work engages traditional and alternative modes of object and image production. His abstractions occupy a space of radical formalism where methodology, experimentation, and craft converge. Payne’s art practice oscillates between—and derives influence from—painting, sculpture, 2D design, and textile arts. Craft-affirming art movements such as P...

Apr 29, 2021

Apr 29, 2021

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Roxane Gay is a bestselling, award-winning author, professor, editor, and social commentator. Local Libraries LIT is thrilled to present Roxane Gay during a unique hour-long online program featuring a reading of her work and opportunity to interact.  Roxane Gay won the Paul Engle Prize presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature in 2016. She is the author of several bestsellers, including Bad Feminist, Difficult Women, and Hunger. She is also the first Black woman to become a lead ...

May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Showcasing the work of a diverse range of acclaimed African American and Black filmmakers, artists, and scholars, the Black Lives on Screen online screening series and discussions will promote and celebrate the rich history, present, and future of Black cinematic expression in the context of an inclusive, educational, and inspiring experience for the entire UI community. Event Information: Black Spring (in 5 parts) “poetic conversation in film” pre-recorded performance by Professor Tracie M...