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SoArt Lectures: Nikole Hannah-Jones

March 2, 2021 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

An online Department of Art and Design Education and School of Art event

Moderated by Shervone Neckles-Ortiz

Supported by Pratt Presents and the Elizabeth L. Dulmage Fund

Pratt’s School of Art (SoArt) and the Department of Art and Design Education are proud to present an evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones for the fourth annual SoArt Lecture.

This year’s event, presented in an online format, features Nikole Hannah-Jones, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter covering racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine and creator of the landmark 1619 Project. She was the recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship in 2017 and is the co-founder of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting.

Hannah-Jones has written extensively about school resegregation across the country and chronicled the decades-long failure of the federal government to enforce the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act. She also examines Black America’s centuries-long struggle to get an equal education, and why integrated schools are the linchpin of our democracy. The discussion will be moderated by artist Shervone Neckles-Ortiz, a Pollock-Krasner grant recipient, 2019 Venice Biennale Grenada Pavilion representative, former Brooklyn public high school art teacher and faculty member in the Department of Art and Design Education.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Black Lives Matter Pratt; The Black Alumni of Pratt; and the Center K–12.