A new event series on ART, ACTIVISM, AND THE ENGAGED HUMANITIES is currently being planned for FALL 2022 and Spring 2023 at CU Boulder. This event series is being collaboratively designed and supported by several entities at CU Boulder including but not limited to The WRITE Lab/Program for Writing and Rhetoric, the College of Arts and Sciences and the A & S Office for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; the English Department; the Division of Student Affairs; the American Music Research Center; the CU Art Museum; the Department of Ethnic Studies; the Center for Humanities & the Arts; and The Center for African and African American Studies. Through a series of performances, speaking engagements, workshops, and community collaborations, this event series intends to galvanize the study of and participation in the Engaged Humanities at CU Boulder and the larger community. The Engaged Humanities is a cross-disciplinary effort to cultivate more inclusive, interconnected, and just communities and institutions through publicly engaged research, teaching, and creative projects. This event series hopes to generate interest in the Engaged Humanities among students, staff, faculty, and local community members by speaking into and showcasing how humanities research, art (digital storytelling, speech, music, poetry, dance, print making), and activism can come together to generate powerful collection action toward more just futures.

**Some events for this Series are still being planned. Please check this site regularly for updates on all events.

September 21 & 22, 2022: A Two Day Event on Hip Hop and Social Justice

The Politics of Race, Rap, and Incarceration: A Conversation with Mark Katz & Mariah Parker aka Linqua Franqa. September 21st, 3:30pm - 5pm Center for British and Irish Studies room (CBIS) Norlin Library M549 This event is being organized by the Center for Humanities & the Arts and American Music...

October 27, 2022: A Panel and Workshop on Fighting for Reproductive Rights and Justice

Virtual Panel of Community Organizers, Lawyers, Scholars, Activists October 27th, 3:30 - 5pm, Moderator: Samira Mehta (Assistant Professor, Jewish Studies and Women & Gender Studies-CU Boulder) Participating Organizations, Scholars, and Community Members: Alexis Moncada (Outreach Coordinator of COLOR--Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights), Lauren Smith (Director of Policy...

December 1: 2022 Kwanzaa Celebration

December 1, 2022 6pm to 8pm Abrams Lounge, C4C, 3rd Floor Kwanzaa is a week-long holiday from December 26 through January 1 that celebrates the African diaspora, family, and community contributions. To celebrate Kwanzaa and to demonstrate its potential for the engaged humanities, the Center for African and African American...

February: Printmaking as Activism

The CU Art Museum is hosting a two-day event, opening with a lecture by a printmaker/artist whose practice works toward social justice, followed by Q&A and discussion. On the second day of the event, the museum will lead a hand-on workshop on poster making and activism with opportunities for students...

March: More than Words--A Digital Performance Installment

This virtual installment of ART, ACTIVISM, AND THE ENGAGED HUMANITIES will explore the theme "More than words." Curated by Donna Mejia (Associate Professor, Theatre & Dance Department and Inaugural Chancellor's Scholar in Residence at the CU Boulder Renee Crown Wellness Institute), this program will feature visual and performing artists who...

April: Speaking Out against Gun Violence

Edna Lizbeth Chavez is a social justice activist, supporter of immigrant rights, and a survivor of gun violence. In 2018, she headlined and delivered a powerful speech at the March for our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. Chavez has lost many loved ones to gun violence and has become a...