Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, in conjunction with The College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois, has launched a free five-part series — “We Got Next” — to highlight the work and research of black faculty relevant to race and equality.
Each week Endalyn Taylor, a professor in the Department of Dance and dean’s fellow for the college, engages with faculty members and special guests to share their research in a live discussion of the work’s creation, impact and relationship to the perpetual pandemic of racism, systemic oppression and anti-black violence brought to the forefront by the death of George Floyd and other recent events.
Through Zoom webinars and YouTube, presentations will take place on Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. Each session will include an introduction of the guests followed by a viewing of the featured work and a live discussion streamed from Krannert Art Museum or Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Featured faculty include professors Lisa Dixon, Rebecca Ginsburg, Patrick Earl Hammie, Joyce McCall, Kemal Nance, Stacey Robinson and Rochelle Sennet with special appearances by guest artist James Lee and guest alumnus Tim Davis.
The first in the series was July 23 and can be viewed on YouTube for one week.