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The Artist as Activist
The Green Book and Imani Roach

March 21 2017

When 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Where CWRU Tinkham Veale University Center, Senior Classroom
11038 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, Oh

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Emerging artist Imani Roach will discuss Havens, her new exhibition at SPACES. Havens is a multi-media exhibition comprising drawings and installations inspired by Cleveland locations listed in the Jim Crow-era travel guide known as the Negro Motorist Green Book. Published from the 1930s until the passage of civil rights legislation in the 1960s made it obsolete, the Green Book was an ever-evolving index of safe traveling destinations (hotels, gas stations, restaurants, beauty parlors, and everything in between) that black motorists could safely patronize during their travels. Havens explores the sites of Cleveland's own forgotten safe havens, and what they mean today. Deidre McPherson, Curator of Public Programs at MOCA Cleveland, will moderate the conversation and examine how artists can use their talents to make personal and public statements for social change. A light dessert reception will follow.

Co-sponsored by Case Western Reserve University's Social Justice Institute, CIA and MOCA Cleveland.



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CWRU Tinkham Veale University Center, Senior Classroom
11038 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, Oh 44106

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