"The Rise and Fail of the N-Word"

February 15 - March 18

The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund presents: The Rise and Fail of the N-Word: Implicit Bias and the N-Word Living in our Subconscious, by Rhinold Ponder, with an opening reception on February 21, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; featuring a conversation with the artist at 7:30 p.m. Reservations required.

This provocative exhibition challenges the lack of a common language in our efforts to understand and communicate across perspectives about racism. The collection contains work created by Ponder himself, as well as work commissioned by Ponder that includes a series of “N-Word Logos” created by artists worldwide. The exhibition seeks to engage viewers in an emotional and often redemptive dialogue. 

This exhibition is brought to New Haven by the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund (WCGMF), whose mission is to achieve equity in education by working with those affected and inspiring all to end racism and poverty. This exhibition marks a new venture for WCGMF to work with art and artists to create opportunities for discussion around race and poverty in our society.

Exhibition Programs + Events:
February 21, Opening reception and discussion with the artist from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Discussion with the artist moderated by Enroue Halfkenny. Free and open to all. Reservations required: http://bit.ly/2rgUGiD

March 15, from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: The Rise and Fail of the N-Word Exhibit: Performance & Discussion Hosted by Literary Happy Hour. Literary Happy Hour is a radically inclusive reading and performance series featuring diverse New Haven writers curated and hosted by Hanifa Nayo Washington. Reservations recommended: http://bit.ly/2rd2FgC

March 17, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., exhibition conclusion with a Roundtable Discussion. Free and open to all those who have visited the exhibition. Facilitated by Enroue Halfkenny. Reservations required: http://bit.ly/2Bb4DOl

Notice: Please be aware this exhibition contains sensitive material. Parental discretion is advised for guests under 18 years of age.


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