Bill Chats: Community Scholars-Aimee Meredith Cox, Jasmine Johnson, Darnell L. Moore, Emil Wilbekin
MAY 4, 7PM
In the New York Live Arts Studio and online via livestream – ASL Interpretation provided.
Join us in a conversation to introduce the New York Live Arts Community of Scholars initiative that brings together a rotating international cohort of scholars, artists, and thought leaders to discuss the question: What does one need to know to be an informed global citizen…now? Truly taking up the moniker “Live Ideas,” the group will work and think closely with Bill T. Jones as he plots the next phase of New York Live Arts and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s artistic intervention in the world of ideas and transformative action. In particular, members of this collective will consider what it means to make art as Black creators in the current cultural and political landscape.
Aimee Meredith Cox*, Associate Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies at Yale University will spearhead this initiative and serve as the lead scholar for the duration of the project. The first cohort of scholars include Jasmine E. Johnson, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at University of Pennsylvania, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Princeton University, Darnell L. Moore*, Vice President of Inclusion Strategy for Content and Marketing at Netflix and Emil Wilbekin, Founder of Native Son, and former Editor-in-Chief of Giant and Giantmag.com and Vibe Magazine.