Natalie Hopkinson at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore
March 3, 2018
- 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S Woodlawn Ave,
Chicago IL

Natalie Hopkinson’s inspiring meditation on the role of art in resistance in her new book, A Mouth Is Always Muzzled: Six Dissidents, Five Continents, and the Art of Resistance, draws on a wide range of artists as role models. Writing in the vein of John Berger and bell hooks, Hopkinson, who is a columnist for the Huffington Post, an assistant professor in Howard University’s graduate program in communication, culture, and media studies, and a fellow at the Interactivity Foundation, traces the artistic legacy generated in response to racism, xenophobia, and misogyny and pays tribute in particular to Berger and to painter Bernadette Persaud, poet Ruel Johnson, historian Walter Rodney, and artist Kara Walker. Operating at the nexus of the aesthetic and the subversive, these artists are social visionaries, harnessing the power of the imagination in service to a just, diverse, nonviolent future.

Hopkinson will be in conversation with Natalie Moore. Reservation through the link above is requested, though not required.