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On Whiteness: Symposium
June 30, 2018
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
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June 30, 2018
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Kitchen in collaboration with The Racial Imaginary Institute presents a day-long symposium on the phenomenology, distortions and diagnostics of white dominated space, featuring keynote addresses, panel discussions, and interactive conversation.

Symposium Schedule

10:00am Doors open

10:30–10:45am Introduction and welcome

10:45–11:15am Opening Keynote: Nell Painter, introduced by Claudia Rankine

11:15–12:45pm Panel 1: “Against a Sharp White Background: Culture, Coalition, and the Zero-Sum Game of Managed Diversity” Jeff Chang, Aruna D’Souza, Daniel Borzutsky, Sarah Lewis, Doreen St. Felix, Moderator Chris Chen

12:45–2pm Lunch Break

2–2:30pm Afternoon Keynote: Linda Martín Alcoff, introduced by Cathy Park Hong

2:30–4:15pm Panel 2: “A Diagnostic of Whiteness: The Empathy Conundrum” Lauren Berlant, Sadhana Bery, Jane Caflish, Lori Gruen, Saidiya Hartman, Moderator Rizvana Bradley

4:15–4:30pm Presentation by Vijay Iyer, introduced by LeRonn P. Brooks

4:30–5pm Closing Keynote: Patricia Williams, introduced by Monica Youn

5–5:30pm Closing Discussion with Claudia Rankine, Patricia Williams, Linda Alcoff, Nell Painter and Vijay Iyer, introduced by Rizvana Bradley

This performance is presented as part of The Racial Imaginary Institute: On Whiteness. For more information about the exhibition and other programs please see The Kitchen website.