Three highly acclaimed artists will engage in an exchange of views on topics such as: the importance of the artist in society, the changing role of the Black female artist and the contribution of the artist in defining what it means to be human in the twenty-first century.
Acclaimed novelist Jodi Picoult, who recently donated her papers to UMass Amherst Special Collections, will be the guest speaker at the Friends of the UMass Amherst Libraries twelfth annual Dinner with Friends.
Art Keene is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at UMass Amherst. During his 34 years at UMass he founded and directed two academic service-based leadership programs: the Citizen Scholars Program and the UMass Alliance for Community Transformation.
Called “the Father of Environmental Justice,” Dr. Bullard has been the leading voice against environmental racism — as well as the foremost scholar of environmental justice since the Movement began in the 1980s.