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Kelch Lecture To Focus On Art and Social Action

Join a panel of experts on African American arts and social action for this year’s Kelch Memorial Lecture on October 27. The lecture—“Art in Action: Voices from the Colored Girls Museum”—will take place on October 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in Walk Auditorium, Ritter Hall.

Guest speakers will be discussing the art and activism of the Colored Girls Museum, which is located in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia and describes itself as “a memoir museum, which honors the stories, experiences, and history of Colored Girls.”

The panel includes Vashti DuBois, founder and executive director of the Colored Girls Museum; Lisa Nelson-Haynes, executive director of Philadelphia Young Playwrights; M. Nzadi Kieta, PhD, associate professor of English and coordinator of African American/Africana Studies at Ursinus College; and Michael Clemmons, curator at the Colored Girls Museum and associate director of workforce development at the Center for Social Policy and Community Development at Temple’s College of Public Health.

The Beverly Gail Barnes-Kelch Memorial Lecture supports lectures that reflect on and discuss significant issues, social problems, political concerns and events confronting the social work profession, the social welfare institution and society in general. This is the sixth year for the lecture series.

Sponsorship for the lecture is provided by the Beverly Gail Barnes-Kelch Fund, the School of Social Work, the College of Public Health, and the School of Social Work Alumni Association.

 

Posted:  October 10, 2016