Listen to a lively conversation and Q/A with artist Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers) and Community Impact Fellow, Debi Chess Mabie with an introduction by local historian Dr. Michael Engs. Rashid is well known in the art world for his narrative based practice that rewrites the master narrative of our colonial past. Through the fictional creation of the super Empire "Frengland", Rashid blends fact and fiction often highlighting the forgotten histories of the enslaved and free Black people in the location in which he exhibits. As a Community Impact Fellow with the Dunbar Pavilion, Mabie is responsible for developing strategic partnerships with the Tucson community and business and civic leaders to serve Dunbar’s mission. Prior to arriving at Dunbar, Mabie worked as Executive Director of BooCoo Cultural Center and Café in Evanston, Illinois and was Executive Director of the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona where she helped shape the role of arts in Tucson.
This event is in conjunction with Umar Rashid's current exhibition 'What is the Color, When Black is Burned? The Gold War. Part 1." on view at the University of Arizona Musuem of Art until March 24.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Event is located at Dunbar Auditorium (inside the Dunbar Pavilion), located at corner of West 2nd Street and Main Ave. Please use the Main Ave entrance. Parking is free.