On Whiteness: Symposium
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.
Introduction and welcome
Opening Keynote: Nell Painter, introduced by Claudia Rankine
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
Afternoon Keynote: Linda Martín Alcoff, introduced by Cathy Park Hong
Panel 2: “A Diagnostic of Whiteness: The Empathy Conundrum” Lauren Berlant, Sadhana Bery, Jane Caflish, Lori Gruen, Saidiya Hartman, Moderator Rizvana Bradley
Presentation by Vijay Iyer, introduced by LeRonn P. Brooks
Closing Keynote: Patricia Williams, introduced by Monica Youn
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.