The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities is proud to present a range of public lectures, panels, performances, and special programs celebrating the arts and humanities at Case Western Reserve University.
Due to social distancing requirements, all events for Spring 2021 will be held virtually at www.case.edu/livestream/s2.
March 4, 2021 - 1:00-4:00 PM
March 23, 2021 - 4:30 PM
March 29, 2021 - 6:00 PM
Critically-acclaimed indigenous poet Joy Harjo discusses her work with David Lucas, Poet Laureate of the State of Ohio and lecturer in the Department of English. Harjo, a member of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation, is the author of several books of poetry, as well as collections of interviews and conversations, children’s books, and collaborative art texts. She is the 23rd U.S. poet laureate and the first Native American poet to serve in that position.
March 30, 2021 - 4:30 PM
Award-winning architect Robert Madison was the first African-American to graduate from Case Western's School of Architecture, as well as the first to gain a degree in architecture in Ohio. His firm, Robert P. Madison International, has been both the lead and associate architects for the design of major projects including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Great Lakes Science Center, and Cleveland Museum of Art. His memoir, Designing Victory, co-written with journalist and author Carlo Wolff, tells the story of his hard-fought struggle to overcome racism and excel in his chosen field.
April 7, 2021 - 6:00 PM
Kevin Young, director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and poetry editor of The New Yorker, discusses his work with Ben Vinson, Hiram C. Haydn Professor of History and Provost and Executive Vice President at Case Western Reserve University. Young is the author of thirteen books of poetry and prose and is the editor of nine other collections. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was named a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2020.
THIS EVENT IS PART OF THE 2021 CLEVELAND HUMANITIES FESTIVAL: IDENTITY.
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