The Engine for Art, Democracy and Justice (EADJ), program is a trans-institutional partnership founded by Dr. Maria Magdalena Campos Pons. The partnership includes Vanderbilt University, Fisk University, the Frist Art Museum and Millions of Conversations. Artistic Activism and the Power of Collective Resistance will be curated by Oslo, Norway-based Selene Wendt.

Additional information about EADJ programming (including archived panel discussions) is available on the EADJ website.

Each virtual gathering is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required.
Upcoming Program:

Episode 9: The Power of a Collective Chorus (online panel discussion)
February 15, 2023, 10:00 a.m. CST

Please join us Wednesday, February 15, virtually for EADJ Episode 9: The Power of a Collective Chorus curated by Selene Wendt. This panel explores the political, social, and cultural implications of music in relation to contemporary art, highlighting the significance of music as an expression of cultural experience and history. Taking a distinctly interdisciplinary approach, emphasis is placed on the importance of sonic politics as conveyed in the overlap between art and music. Building on the importance of music in relation to what Paul Gilroy refers to as “the Atlantic as a system of cultural exchanges”, this panel addresses the importance of music as a collective language of resistance and solidarity. 

Speakers include: Neo Muyanga, Raheleh Filsoofi, and Matthew Ritchie
Moderated by Valerie Cassel Oliver

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