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Event Information:

  • Wed

    Art, Education, & Racial Justice

    10:00 amHoward University Ideas Symposium Presents... From Protest to Policy: The Pursuit of Racial Justice

    The HU Ideas Symposium presents a national conference hosted by the Office of the Provost. The “From Protest to Policy National Conference” will amplify the important social and racial justice work that already happens every day at Howard University in classrooms, in laboratories and research centers, in libraries and archives, and in meetings (both formal and informal) of visionary, historically aware, and culturally conscious minds across the campus. The conference promises to bring together thinkers from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds – humanists, political scientists, economists, historians, medical experts, community organizers and many more – to harness the tremendous potential of our collective knowledge and expertise.

    This conference panel session acknowledges that artists, educators, and cultural workers have long been among those at the forefront of the United States’s social and racial justice efforts. This panel will discuss the important roles of education and the arts in imagining and creating a more just future.


    • Elka Stevens, Associate Professor & Fashion Program Coordinator- Department of Art, Howard University   
    • Akili Ron Anderson, Associate Professor-Department of Art, Howard University                       
    • Alison McNeil, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, McNeil Creative Enterprises                                                      
    • Cori Bush, Congresswoman MO-01



    • Gwendolyn Everett, Associate Professor, Art History, Howard University