A collaboration with the College of Liberal Arts, Alabama Mobile Institute funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, Global Outreach and Africana Studies, and the School of Communication and Journalism.
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BECOMING THE BELOVED COMMUNITY
April 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
The following sessions are available for remote participation:
“Where Do We Go from Here: Race, Representation, and Community?”
10:00 until 12:00 pm
Historical and Current Objects Trigger Trauma
Panelists: Dr. Robert P. Jones, author, White Too Long the Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity; My Ly, News Editor, The Auburn Plainsman; Dr. Chippewa Thomas, Professor, Director Office of Faculty Engagement and Professor of Counseling Education; Dr. Linda Gibson-Young, Professor, Nursing and Outreach Coordinator for School of Nursing; Dr. Virginia Sanchez, Assistant Professor, Communication; and Dr. Elijah Gaddis, Assistant Professor, History
“A Conversation with Devin Allen”
3:30 p.m. (immediately following a screening of “A Choice of Weapons”)
Online viewers will join our program already in progress.
Baltimore native Devin Allen is a self-taught artist who gained national attention when his photograph of the Baltimore Uprising was published on the cover of Time magazine in May 2015, making him only the third amateur photographer to have his work featured in the publication. Following the untimely deaths of George Floyd, Tony McDade, and Breonna Taylor, his photograph from a Black Trans Lives Matter protest was published on the cover of Time magazine in June 2020.
In 2017, he was named the first fellow of the Gordon Parks Foundation Fellowship and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award as a debut author for his book, A Beautiful Ghetto (Haymarket Books, September 2017). In 2020, he was named an ambassador for Leica Camera AG—an international, premium manufacturer of cameras and sports optics.
His photographs have been published in New York Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Aperture; and are also in the permanent collections of the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C., the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. He is the founder of Through Their Eyes, a youth photography educational program, and recipient of an award from The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture for dynamic leadership in the Arts and Activism. His new book, No Justice, No Peace: From the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter, is scheduled to be released in Fall 2022 under the Legacy Lit imprint of Hachette Book Group.