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Interwoven Bodies: The Art of Assembly XXV

Rubenstein Arts Center 2020 Campus Dr, Durham, NC, United States

How do we deliberate before and beyond language? How do we create relations without words? How are our bodies determined by the spaces we are in? The Art of Assembly is a nomadic series of talks and conversations exploring the potential of assembly in activism, art, and politics. This 25th edition of The Art of Assembly […]

The Ethics of Now with adrienne maree brown

Durham County Main Library 300 N Roxboro St, Durham, NC, United States

Join the Kenan Institute for Ethics and host Adriane Lentz-Smith for a conversation with adrienne maree brown on justice and imagination. adrienne maree brown grows healing ideas in public through her multi-genre writing, her music, and her podcasts. Informed by 25 years of movement facilitation, somatics, Octavia E. Butler scholarship, and her work as a […]

“We Birthed the Movement”: Exploring the Roots of the Environmental Justice Movement in Warren County, N.C.

Keohane-Kenan Gallery, West Duke Building 1364 Campus Dr, Durham, NC, United States

Press release available here Join the Kenan Institute for Ethics in collaboration with the Warren County Environmental Action Team for a public viewing of the exhibit "We Birthed the Movement: The Warren County PCB Landfill Protests, 1978-1982," currently on view in the Kenan-Keohane Gallery on the first floor of the West Duke Building on Duke […]

Threats to Higher Education: The Conservative Assault on Public Universities

Recent years have seen escalating attacks on U.S. higher education, from attempts to eradicate tenure and institutional efforts for equity and diversity to the very ideals of university autonomy and academic freedom. Though these threats have been targeted at the state level in places like Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, their similarities suggest a national-level […]

The Ethics of Now with Tommie Shelby

Durham Arts Council 120 Morris St, Durham, NC

Join the Kenan Institute for Ethics and host Adriane Lentz-Smith for a conversation with Tommie Shelby on the case for prison abolition and the hard questions it raises. Philosopher and African American Studies Scholar Tommie Shelby pushes us to engage hard questions of crime, punishment, justice, and culpability. The author of The Idea of Prison […]

11th Organ I

Rubenstein Arts Center 2020 Campus Dr, Durham, NC, United States

11th Organ I Tuesday, December 5, 2023 | 4 PM Rubenstein Arts Center | von der Heyden Studio Theater A Symposium “Without prophecy and without vision, politics is nothing. This has to begin in a rebellion that is at once intellectual and spiritual.” - Roberto Unger You are invited to drop in and out during […]