Thursday, September 28th
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Minor 125, reception to follow
V: Illicit: “A mixtap/e/ssay about what it means to be dope. Dope is not only a measure of quality or coolness, it is rooted in the experiences of Black people in the U.S. since its beginnings.”
Dopeness predates this focus on drugs and the people projected as their primary sellers, users, and abusers. It is also about permission and sanctioning.
Chrystel Oloukoï, a current Woodson pre-doctoral fellow, co-curated an online film program featuring "experimental moving image works by Black women and non-binary filmmakers."
Ashon Crawley commissioned as one of six artists to take part in temporary exhibition on the US National Mall
Robert Trent Vinson published an article in Africa is Country in its Religion and Democracy in Africa series, to be published as a forthcoming edited volume through UVA Press
Professor Vinson also moderated a conversation with Cornel West which was featured in UVA Today
Ashon Crawley's art exhibition featured in the Washington Post
Ashon Crawley is one of six commissioned artists creating public art exhibitions on the U.S. National Mall.