Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams - The ThingsThat Divide Us: Meditations


Friday, October 25, 2019, 5:00pm to 6:30pm


Killian Hall (on MIT’s campus near Hayden Library on 160 Memorial Drive)

Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams
MLK Jr. Visiting Professor, Department of History, MIT
John L. Seigenthaler Chair in American History
Vanderbilt University

There are so many “things” that divide us – that create tyrannical perimeters, borders, boundaries and walls; that order the way we look at each other and “other” others; that perpetuate hierarchies; and that all too often tragically legitimate and elaborate ignorance, misunderstanding, inequalities, violence, oppression, and death.

This performance-lecture ... through narrative poetics, music, and images ... cogitates on some of those “things," with the aim of both bearing witness and hopefully stimulating thinking about ways to vision ...something else. A dialogue will follow.

Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.

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