Dillard University hosts Black Arts Movement Conference this weekend
Dillard University will host The Black Arts Movement – Southern Style Conference from Friday, September 9 to Sunday, September 11. The purpose of the conference is to provide a platform for academicians and professionals from arts-related fields from all over the world to come together in a supportive environment that promotes new research, and dialogue on the Black Arts Movement.
The conference will open on Friday with a historic concert that highlights New Orleans’s history as a music capital, as well as one of the First Black Panthers and a performance from internationally-proclaimed poet Mwende Katwiwa.
Saturday, September 10 will feature programming dedicated to the achievements of women during the Black Arts Movement, as well as a Theatre Workshop, presentations by John O’Neal, the Founder of the Free Southern Theatre, and other noted playwrights, scholars, musicians, and actors, such as Chakula cha Jua, Jerry Ward, Kalamu ya Salaam, Tarika Lewis, Genny Lim, Mona Lisa Saloy, and Charlotte O’Neal (Mama C).
Conference admission is $20 per day. High school students and students and employees of Dillard University and Tulane University has free admission all weekend with proper school ID.
The weekend will also include live improv performances, music, spoken word, and more. For conference schedule, registration, and more, visit blackartsmovement.net.