From almost every kind of responsibility and tie from engagement and from faith. So the artist–our task is to move ourselves and the rest of us in the opposite direction. Toward more engagement, towards stronger ethics, toward a social that’s open and inclusive to all toward seeing each other in full, to challenge us to recognize the debts, and yes, the reparations that we owe to each other.
Jeff Chang offers ideas to reinforce the importance of art and artists in today’s sociopolitical climate. Chang presented a keynote address for the Art and Race conference, that took place at Oakland Impact Hub earlier this year.
Chang is a historian and author of We Gon Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation, Who We Be: The Colorization of America, and other books.
Host/Producer: R.J. Lozada
Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Audience Engagement Director: Sabine Blaizin
Development Associate: Vera Thykulsker
Special Thanks: Ashara Ekundayo, Christina Orticke, and tech team Zochi and Shah from Oakland Impact Hub