The Gallatin School of Individualized Study will host a series of events—including an exhibition by and talk with South African photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi, “Black Men Can’t Jump in Hollywood,” a live podcast, and “No Revolution Without Us,” a conversation featuring former Black Panther Lynn French—in the month of February.
New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study will host a series of events—including an exhibition by and talk with South African photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi, “Black Men Can’t Jump in Hollywood,” a live podcast, and “No Revolution Without Us,” a conversation featuring former Black Panther Lynn French—in the month of February. All events will be held at the school’s Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts (1 Washington Place [at Broadway]).
All events are free and open to the public. To RSVP, please call 212.992.7762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
No Revolution Without Us: Feminists of the Black Panther Party Featuring Lynn C. French and Salamishah Tillet in Conversation
In this public conversation, Salamishah Tillet, associate professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, speaks with Lynn French, former Black Panther, attorney, and advocate for the homeless, about the fight for gender equality within and beyond the Panthers.
Feb. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Black Men Can’t Jump in Hollywood - Live
The evening will feature a live podcast event with the hosts of Black Men Can’t Jump in Hollywood, which examines the representation of Black actors in major motion films.
Feb. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
African American Footprints Leading to the Future
This discussion will include Celia Ipiotis, creator and producer of the television series “Eye on Dance,” Julie Malnig, Gallatin professor and dance historian, and Michael Dinwiddie, Gallatin professor, playwright, and cultural historian of African American life. The event will include a performance by dancer/choreographer Chafin Seymour.
Feb. 17, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Zanele Muholi as guest lecturer for spring Albert Gallatin Lecture
Fresh from a recent, powerful and well-received solo show at the Brooklyn Museum, photographer and activist Zanele Muholi will discuss her work, including photography and documentary films produced with and about Black lesbians.
Feb. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Say it Loud! Open Mic Night
The evening will showcase the arts and black activism hosted by Cyd Fulton, featuring dance, music, and poetry/spoken word.
Feb. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Black Power Mixtape Screening
The event will feature a screening of the 2011 documentary “The Black Power Mixtape,” directed by Goran Olsson, that examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in American society from 1967 to 1975. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Gallatin Associate Faculty Rahul Hamid and Tisch graduate student, artist, and filmmaker Ina Archer.
Feb. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Activism Through Music
A panel discussion exploring and celebrating the practice of musical response to racial tensions and issues of police brutality in the United States. A panel of academics and artists alike will discuss recent examples of musical response during the Black Lives Matter movement as well as the greater tradition of activism-through-music in America.
Gallatin’s Black History Month events will also include an exhibition featuring the work of South African photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi. The exhibition (Feb. 5-Feb. 27) will be featured in the Gallatin Galleries (1 Washington Place [at Broadway]). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed Sundays). Admission is free. Ms. Muholi will be at the gallery for a special celebration on Feb 26th from 5-7 p.m.