Talk: Surveillance and Black Activism

Civic Chicago • 17 October 2019
Event date 26 Oct '19 03:00 pm - 04:15 pm
Event location Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago • 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, 60611, IL, United States
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**Tickets on sale to MCA Members on October 2 at noon. Tickets on sale to the general public on October 3 at noon.**

In 2017, a leaked FBI report identified “Black Identity Extremists” as a security threat, indicating an uptick in surveillance of black activist organizations. In relationship to the exhibition "Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power," a group of artists and activists consider the state of contemporary activism and public speech, as well as the implications of government surveillance.

MCA Talks highlight cutting-edge thinking and contemporary art practices across disciplines and are organized by Curator January Parkos Arnall and Assistant Curator Christy LeMaster, with the Performance and Public Practice team.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/30lJIW8

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2 weeks agoAdd to Calender 2019-10-26 19:00:00 2019-10-26 19:00:00 Talk: Surveillance and Black Activism **Tickets on sale to MCA Members on October 2 at noon. Tickets on sale to the general public on October 3 at noon.** In 2017, a leaked FBI report identified “Black Identity Extremists” as a security threat, indicating an uptick in surveillance of black activist organizations. In relationship to the exhibition "Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power," a group of artists and activists consider the state of contemporary activism and public speech, as well as the implications of government surveillance. MCA Talks highlight cutting-edge thinking and contemporary art practices across disciplines and are organized by Curator January Parkos Arnall and Assistant Curator Christy LeMaster, with the Performance and Public Practice team. Learn more: http://bit.ly/30lJIW8 Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago America/New_York public Racial Justice #racism #activism