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Events - CARE Dialogue

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Winter Quarter 2022

Masterclass with Artist Khalik Allah


January 20, 2022
2:00 pm CST
Block Museum of Art
(40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston)
NOTE: Please check back for updates in case the event needs to go remote!

Khalik Allah frames his captivating work as “camera ministry” in order to emphasize how his intimate and probing approach to film and photography is an act of service to, and care for, those he portrays. From the concrete corners of 125th and Lexington in New York to his ancestral homeland of Jamaica, Allah reveals the strength, resilience, beauty, and love he finds amongst individuals and communities constrained by poverty, mental illness, and negative stereotypes. Never shying away for the cruel radiance of what is, Allah’s lens nonetheless points us towards an alternative possibility of care.  

In this masterclass, Allah will share insights into his artistic practice and creative philosophy through excerpts from his latest work.

Presented with the generous support of the Hoffman Visiting Artist Series, the MFA in Documentary Media Program, the Department of Radio/Television/Film, the Block Museum of Art, and the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities. This event is part of the Kaplan Institute's CARE Dialogue.

Photo of Khalik Allah ©Khalik Allah / Magnum Photos.

Spring Quarter 2022

Colloquium on “Communicating Care” with anthropologist Lynette Arnold

Date TBD

Linguistic anthropologist Lynette Arnold (University of Massachuettes Amherst) will give an interdisciplinary lecture on how transnational Salvadoran families use everyday conversations to facilitate, enact, and signify cross-border care.

Co-presented by the Department of Anthropology,  the Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Kaplan Humanities Institute.


Alexis Pauline Gumbs in conversation with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha 
May 18, 2022

Renowned poet, activist, and scholar Alexis Pauline Gumbs will be in conversation with disability justice theorist and activist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on the theme of care as it relates to creative expression and justice movements.

Co-presented by the Northwestern Women's Center, the Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora, and the Kaplan Humanities Institute. More details to be announced in winter quarter 2022.


Care: As Keyword and Praxis

Yearlong Colloquium

Organized by Northwestern’s Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED). Click here for ongoing list of events with scholars, artists, and practitioners examining care as analysis and practice across a variety of domains.

"As we continue to live amid the crises of global health and climate, as well as blatant and systemic inequality, CED's continued focus on Care allows us to interrogate and respond to the pressing conditions impacting the nation, our own campus communities, and the greater Chicago area." —CED

Co-sponsored by: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities| African American Studies | American Studies | Anthropology | English | Center for African American History | Critical Theory Cluster| History | Philosophy | The Sexualities Project at Northwestern | Latino and Latina Studies Program | Department of Spanish and Portuguese 


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