ArtSci Roundup: Exhibitions at The Henry Art Gallery, From ‘Permit Patty’ to ‘Karen’: Black Rearticulations of Racial Humor, and More

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During this time of uncertainty and isolation, find solace in digital opportunities to connect, share, and engage. Each week, we will share upcoming events that bring the UW, and the greater community, together online. 

Many of these online opportunities are streamed through Zoom. All UW faculty, staff, and students have access to Zoom Pro via UW-IT. 


Ongoing | The Henry Art Gallery

The Henry Art Gallery, located on the UW campus, is internationally recognized for bold and challenging exhibitions, for pushing the boundaries of contemporary art and culture, and for being the first to premiere new works by established and emerging artists. Through individual experiences with art, it inspires visitors to upend their expectations and discover surprising connections.

Admission to the Henry Art Gallery is free until June, and it is open Saturdays and Sundays, 10 AM – 5 PM. Check out exhibitions that are closing soon:

  • Illustration Injustice: The Power of Print & We Own Our Words: Through May 9
  • Bambitchell: Bugs & Beasts Before the Law: Through May 9
  • Plural Possibilities & the Female Body: Through May 9
  • A Dialogue Between Jean-François Millet and Jeanne Dunning: Through May 30

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It Takes A Village with Dr. Cornel WestArtSci Roundup: Exhibitions at The Henry Art Gallery, From ‘Permit Patty’ to ‘Karen’: Black Rearticulations of Racial Humor, and More

April 29, 6:00 PM | Online

Join NAAM, in partnership with UW Communication, UW Race & Equity Initiative, UW Department of Philosophy, and Seattle University Office of Diversity & Inclusion, for an evening with Dr. Cornel West discussing “Critical Thinking and the Cultivation of Your True Self”.

Nationally-renowned public intellectual and award-winning author Dr. Cornel West, professor of Harvard University, will join Dr. Ralina Joseph, NAAM’s scholar-in-residence, for a riveting discussion as part of the “It Takes a Village” series.

This event will also feature performances from award winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, community activist, social entrepreneur, and educator, Ben Hunter.

Free | Register and More Info


Talking Gender in the E.U.: Anti-Gender Politics and Right Wing Populism in PolandArtSci Roundup: Exhibitions at The Henry Art Gallery, From ‘Permit Patty’ to ‘Karen’: Black Rearticulations of Racial Humor, and More

April 27, 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Online 

Join Elżbieta Korolczuk, Associate Professor at The School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Södertörn University, Sweden for a discussion on anti-gender politics and right wing populism in Poland.

This lecture series is organized by the Center for West European Studies and the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence with support from the Lee and Stuart Scheingold European Studies Fund, the EU Erasmus+ Program, the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, and the Center for Global Studies

Next in the series:

  • May 13, 12:00 – 1:00 PM: Gender in the European Parliament

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ArtSci Roundup: Exhibitions at The Henry Art Gallery, From ‘Permit Patty’ to ‘Karen’: Black Rearticulations of Racial Humor, and MoreFrom ‘Permit Patty’ to ‘Karen’: Black Rearticulations of Racial Humor

April 28, 3:30 – 5:00 PM | Online

In the third COM Spring colloquium sponsored by the Department of CommunicationDr. Raven Maragh-Lloyd will discuss two related case studies to explore how Black publics online have shifted racial humor as a resistance strategy to respond to white femininity and its deployment of the police state.

To understand how Black publics use their online networks to respond to white femininity and the police state, Dr. Maragh-Lloyd conducted a textual analysis from a collected sample of 1,000 tweets and Instagram posts with the hashtags #PermitPatty and #Karen between June and September 2020. Ultimately, she argues that these resistance strategies rearticulate the vestiges of innocence that the U.S. has conferred on white women, often at the expense of Black individuals, and particularly children. This rearticulation of innocence forces cultural conversations about Black bodies as historically criminalized and places Black people–both the living and the dead–at the helm of their own stories on and offline.

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2020-2021 WISIR Series: Teaching the Movement: Reflections on Protests, Abolition, and Radical Scholarship

ArtSci Roundup: Exhibitions at The Henry Art Gallery, From ‘Permit Patty’ to ‘Karen’: Black Rearticulations of Racial Humor, and MoreApril 30, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Online

As part of the 2020-2021 WISIR Series: Contemporary Race & Politics in the United States, this panel will reflect upon the racial justice struggles of the last year and what is necessary to shift the balance of power in favor of movements. Moderator Megan Ming Francis (Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Washington) and panelists Amna Akbar (Associate Professor of Law, The Ohio State University), Nikkita Oliver (Community Organizer, Educator, and Attorney), and Barbara Ransby (Professor of History, Gender and Women’s Studies, and African American Studies, University of Illinois Chicago) will also consider how their teaching and research practices have shifted in ways to encourage collective action and challenge power.

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Global Literatures & Global Literacies: Teaching Texts, Old and New

ArtSci Roundup: Exhibitions at The Henry Art Gallery, From ‘Permit Patty’ to ‘Karen’: Black Rearticulations of Racial Humor, and MoreApril 30, 1:30 – 4:30 PM | Online

“Global Literatures & Global Literacies: Teaching Texts, Old and New” is a symposium to advance thinking about the current and future teaching of literature, as well as a new literature major, at UW. It is also an opportunity for networking and collaboration among faculty members whose teaching emphasizes trans-national, trans-regional, trans-historical, and/or trans-cultural orientations. Organized by Naomi Sokoloff (Professor, Near Eastern Languages & Civilation), Gordana Crnković (Professor, Slavic Languages & Literature), and Gary Handwerk (Professor, Comparative History of Ideas), the symposium is open to all and will be hosted on Zoom.

The event is co-sponsored by Asian Languages & Literature, Cinema & Media Studies, Classics, Comparative History of Ideas, English, French & Italian Studies, Germanics, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, Scandinavian Studies, Slavic Languages & Literatures, and Spanish & Portuguese Studies.

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