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Please join us for a lecture by the artist OlaRonke Akinmowo and her work with The Free Black Women’s Library (TFBWL).

Location: Shepard Hall, Room 408

The DIAP MFA Studio

Time 12:30PM – 1:45PM

The presentation is free and open to the public.

OlaRonke Akinmowo is the artist, scholar, and librarian behind the Free Black Women’s Library (TFBWL), a mobile and interactive installation committed to sharing literature by Black women authors across genres, and cultivating new conversations about accessibility, representation, and bibliophilia.

An extensive interview with OlaRonke Akinmowo, which provides some background on her work, has appeared  in Hyperallergic.

The [DIAP] MFA is committed to and supports racial justice activism as an enlivened and publicly engaged dialogue that explores artistic practices to change society. We are proud to be part of a vital campus that can be an instrument of change to push our society toward greater inclusivity and equity.

On June 9th at 1 PM the office of CCNY’s president and CCNY’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership is organizing an important conversation about this moment of protest and the movements for racial justice

Uprising in Context: The Struggle for Racial Justice in the United States