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2017-18 Art & Humanities Dean’s Lecture Series: Courageous Conversations with Theo Wilson

Time: 
11/29/17 - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
Gildenhorn Recital Hall, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Courageous Conversations: ARHU Resists Hate and Bias

Hate and bias are persistent global problems. What does it look like to engage in courageous conversations that speak to these difficult realities across personal, political, and historical frames? This year’s College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) Dean’s Lecture Series (DLS) is an opportunity for the campus to join together for provocative conversations about these issues across disciplines.

Join ARHU for the first conversation in this DLS focused on 'The Personal' with slam poet and social justice advocate, Theo Wilson (@Lucifury).

Wilson, an award-winning slam poet and social justice advocate who skyrocketed to social media fame after posting beliefs about hate and bias, will discuss his experience as a black man who went undercover in 'alt-right' social media communities.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Gildenhorn Recital Hall, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Admission is free, but tickets are required. For ticketing and additional information, visit The Clarice online.

Follow the conversation across social media platforms using hashtag #ARHUDLS.

Mr. Wilson will also be presenting a poetry and creative writing workshop prior to the lecture from 3:30-4:30pm in the Faculty/Staff Lounge of The Clarice Performing Arts Center (located above Applause Cafe at the top of the grand staircase). In this workshop Mr. Wilson will take students through writing prompts for developing their own poetry on a social justice issue. This workshop is open to all students on campus but limited space is available. Please RSVP to arichers@umd.edu if you would like to attend the workshop.