“The Things That Divide Us: Meditations”
October 25, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Killian Hall, 160 Memorial Drive
Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams, MLK Jr. Visiting Professor 2019-20, Department of History, MIT
MLK Jr. Visiting Professor 2019-20, Department of History, MIT
John L. Seigenthaler Chair in American History, Vanderbilt University
There are so many “things” that divide us – that create tyrannical perimeters, borders, boundaries and walls; that order the way we look at each other and “other” others; that perpetuate hierarchies; and that all too often tragically legitimate and elaborate ignorance, misunderstanding, inequalities, violence, oppression, and death.
This performance-lecture … through narrative poetics, music, and images … cogitates on some of those “things,” with the aim of both bearing witness and hopefully stimulating thinking about ways to vision …something else.
A dialogue will follow.
Reception to follow
Free and open to the public
Killian Hall is located on MIT’s campus near Hayden Library on 160 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA