Lecture by Gaye Johnson: "SONIC SPACES: Music, Culture & the Art of Social Change"

Event Date

Wed, 09/17/2014 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Venue

Contact

Esther Kerns

Phone

901-843-3662

On Sept. 17, Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson, author of Spaces of Conflict, Sounds of Solidarity, will present "SONIC SPACES: Music, Culture & the Art of Social Change." Free and open to the public, the event begins at 7 p.m. in Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall.

Johnson is associate professor of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she writes and teaches on race and racism, cultural history, geographies of freedom, and political economy. Information about her first book can be found at http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520275287

Sept. 18, she will join Dr. Regina Bradley, a researcher of African American culture, for a conversation about "SONIC SPACES: Music, Culture & the Art of Social Change." Free and open to the public, the event begins at 7 p.m. in Hardie Auditorium of Palmer Hall.

Bradley writes about post-Civil Rights African American literature, the contemporary U.S. South, pop culture, race and sound, and hip-hop. She is the founder of Outkasted Conversations, a dialogue series that explores the impact of hip-hop duo Outkast on popular culture.

The events are sponsored by Rhodes' Africana Studies Program, CODA, Department of Music, Latin American Studies, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.