Past Event

Sep 20 | 7:00 pm

Reclaiming What Has Been Stolen

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In Conversation with ArtsEmerson Executive Director David C. Howse

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Throughout history, denying access to objects and areas of cultural significance is a hallmark tactic of control and oppression. This October, Step Afrika’s production of Drumfolk tells the story of the resilience of enslaved Africans in the wake of the Stono rebellion and subsequent Negro Act, banning Africans in America from using the drum.

In this first installation of the The Point Series, ArtsEmerson Executive Director David C. Howse will be joined by Siobhan Juanita Brown (Artist and Educator), theo tyson (Penny Vinik Curator of Fashion Arts, Museum of Fine Arts), and Jessica May (Managing Director Art and Exhibitions and Artistic Director, deCordova Museum) to explore how communities have rebelled and reclaimed what is theirs in the face of subjugation.

About The Point
At ArtsEmerson, the art is the provocation; conversation is the point. The Point is a conversation series that invites audiences to explore big questions in intimate settings. Hosted by a member of the ArtsEmerson team, local and national luminaries will offer their points of view on the urgent questions surfaced by the artists on our stages. Join us this season to dive deep into topics of cultural theft, government surveillance, and global approaches to decolonization.

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Emerson Paramount Center
Robert J. Orchard Stage
559 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111


Sep 20, 2022 | 7:00 pm

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This conversation will also be livestreamed and available to watch online.

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90 minutes


Ages 12+

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Your ticket does not guarantee admission to this free event. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Please plan to arrive at the Emerson Paramount Center by 6:30pm to guarantee your seats.