Join us for an afternoon addressing multi-generational perspectives on how the arts bring people together to resolve the misunderstandings that divide society. The 1968: Recall & Respond Colloquium is part of the citywide Wilmington 1968 initiative and features local and regional panelists celebrating the major artistic and education contributions of Percy Ricks. The panel will highlight diversity as an asset that provides inspiration for new cultural policies, preserves human dignity in times of unrest, and opens up the possibilities for tolerance, understanding, healing, and transformation.
Meet and hear from African-American leaders in the community, as well as scholars and artists. Colette Gaiter will provide the key-note address. Panelists include: Raye Jones Avery, Jamie Loper, Terrance Vann, with Dr. Julie McGee serving as moderator.
Silent auction of a painting by Wilmington artist Terrance Vann, a recent DDOA Individual Artist Fellowship recipient. All proceeds will support our arts education programming for underrepresented individuals and communities.
Guided tour of the correlating exhibition, Guardians of the Image Makers, keynote address, town hall roundtable, audience Q & A, and an optional, socially engaging dinner.
1968: Recall & Respond is in conjunction with major thematic programming at the Delaware Historical Society and the Delaware Art Museum known as the Wilmington 1968 Project.
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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