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On Whiteness: Symposium, June 30th

June 1, 2018

The Kitchen in collaboration with The Racial Imaginary Institute presents a day-long symposium on the phenomenology, distortions and diagnostics of white dominated space, featuring keynote addresses, panel discussions, and interactive conversation.

June 30, 10am–6pm REGISTRATION IS FULL
RSVP required. Attendees are required to commit to the full day.

Symposium Schedule


10:00am

Doors open

10:30–10:45am
Introduction and welcome

10:45–11:15am
Opening Keynote: Nell Painter, introduced by Claudia Rankine

11:15–12:45pm
Panel 1: “Against a Sharp White Background: Culture, Coalition, and the Zero-Sum Game of Managed Diversity” Jeff Chang, Aruna D’Souza, Daniel Borzutsky, Sarah Lewis, Doreen St. Felix, Moderator Chris Chen

12:45–2pm
Lunch Break

2–2:30pm
Afternoon Keynote: Linda Martín Alcoff, introduced by Cathy Park Hong

2:30–4:15pm
Panel 2: “A Diagnostic of Whiteness: The Empathy Conundrum” Lauren Berlant, Sadhana Bery, Jane Caflish, Lori Gruen, Saidiya Hartman, Moderator Rizvana Bradley

4:15–4:30pm
Presentation by Vijay Iyer, introduced by LeRonn P.  Brooks

4:30–5pm
Closing Keynote: Patricia Williams, introduced by Monica Youn

5–5:30pm
Closing Discussion with Claudia Rankine, Patricia Williams, Linda Alcoff, Nell Painter and Vijay Iyer, introduced by Rizvana Bradley

This performance is presented as part of The Racial Imaginary Institute: On Whiteness. For more information about the exhibition and other programs please see The Kitchen website.