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Police Violence and the Black Community: A Creative Response

Event Details

February 3, 2020
6:30 pm-8:00 pm

New Africa House

Room: Theater (basement level)

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
Yvonne Mendez
413-545-4161

A lively conversation focused on the impact of police violence on black communities and how artists offer creative responses. Featuring Joe Gonzalez from PHILADANCO! The Philadelphia Dance Company in conversation with Amy Jordan and Touissant Losier from the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies.  This event is free and open to the public. 

PHILADANCO is one of the oldest African American dance companies in the nation. One of their newest works, to be performed at the UMass Fine Arts Center Thursday, February 6, is "Endangered Species," a heart-wrenching piece that takes on police violence towards African-American males.