Live in the Historic Asolo Theater, John Sims, artist in residence at The Ringling, delivers the closing to the Monuments, Markers and Memory symposium in a multimedia presentation that examines important markers and memories of injustices that are missing from American public space. In particular, he will address the American slave plantation as a site of pain, trauma, and a grand symbol of white supremacy and institutional racism. Sims will also present a national call and challenge to recover, re-imagine and reposition the plantation as a marker, memorial and monument to the history, victims, and descendants of American slavery, for a path to transformation and national healing.
Motivated by national movements and protests associated with Black Lives Matter, and the pushback and removal of Confederate iconography, the Monuments, Markers and Memory symposium series critically explores power, politics and activism around public monuments and memorials.
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Link to Livestream Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/174141517739360
Sponsored by the Florida Humanities, USF ResearchONE, the Florida Public Archaeology Network, the University of South Florida Department of Anthropology, the USF Contemporary Art Museum, the Ringling Museum of Art, and New College Public Archaeology Lab.