Angela Davis Seize the timeIn conversation with Angela Davis: Seize the Time, an exhibition at the Zimmerli Art Museum through June 2022, the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice, the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, and the Rutgers-Camden Writers House present Occasions for Gathering: Randall Horton and Krista Franklin. Join us as these category-transcending artists present new work. 


Dead Weight cover imageRandall Horton is the recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Bea Gonzalez Poetry Award, the Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award for Creative Nonfiction, and a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Literature. He is a member of the experimental performance group Heroes Are Gang Leaders which recently received the 2018 American Book Award in Oral Literature and their musical project, The Baraka Sessions, was named best vocal jazz album by NPR in 20129. Randall’s latest collection of poetry {#289-128} is published by the University of Kentucky (2020) and received the American Book Award in 2021. His new memoir Dead Weight: A Memoir in Essays will be published by Northwestern University Press in Feb. 2022. Randall is also cofounder of Radical Reversal, a music project with an emphasis on justice equity through the investigation of sound. Not One Real M.F. will be released in fall of 2021. Randall recently served as Poet-in-Residence for the Civil Rights Corps in Washington DC, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to challenging systemic injustice in the American legal system. Randall is a Professor of English at the University of New Haven.

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Image: World Peace at Your Fingertips (Krista Franklin, 2008)

Krista Franklin is a writer and visual artist, the author Too Much Midnight (Haymarket Books, 2020),
the artist book Under the Knife (Candor Arts, 2018), and the chapbook Study of Love & Black
Body (Willow Books, 2012). She is a Helen and Tim Meier Foundation for the Arts Achievement
Awardee, and a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. Her visual
art has exhibited at Poetry Foundation, Konsthall C, Rootwork Gallery, Museum of Contemporary
Photography, Studio Museum in Harlem, Chicago Cultural Center, National Museum of Mexican Art, and the set of 20th Century Fox’s Empire. She has been published in Poetry, Black Camera, The Offing, Vinyl, and a number of anthologies and artist books.

Curated by directors of the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice at Rutgers-Camden, Occasions for Gathering provides opportunities for discussion, group writing, reading, collaboration, and art making throughout the academic year. 
This program is also part of a collaboration between the Institute and the Writers House. Throughout the year, this partnership will work with artists to imagine new formats for the presentation of challenging, interdisciplinary literary work that engages questions of racial reckoning.
ISGRJ logoThe Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice is a conduit for new knowledge and ideas, providing opportunities for Rutgers faculty whose inquiries address racism and social inequality to work collaboratively and effect meaningful action and positive change. In bringing together scholars from multiple humanities disciplines across Rutgers—from law to language, from philosophy to art, from history to gender studies—the institute serves as a university-wide intellectual corridor that escalates the likelihood that their explorations and findings will inform real-world decisions, providing solutions to problems that have been increasingly thrust into sharp focus in the United States and around the globe. 
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Date & Time
October 27, 2021
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Event posted in arts, ISGRJ, poetry, RCCA.