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One Book One Northwestern, the podcast

The book is just the beginning. Our podcast follows Wildcats having engrossing conversations, on campus and beyond, about this year's One Book. Brought to you by the Northwestern Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and One Book One Northwestern.

Carrie Mae Weems: Ritual and Revolution

In "Ritual and Revolution," artist Carrie Mae Weems explores the historic struggle for equality and justice.

William Blake and the Age of Aquarius

Exploring the impact of British poet and artist William Blake (1757-1827) on American artists of the 1960s.

Social Justice Advocacy Fellowship

This two-quarter fellowship engages students in learning the skills of effective social justice advocacy for systemic change. The fellowship runs from January to June.

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Revolutionary Women

Revolutionary Women is an informational art exhibit depicting women who were revolutionaries in their times and in their trades. Danielle Allen’s Our Declaration, this year's One Book, speaks of the broad political and cultural changes that motivated the American Revolution. It’s about the meaning of the Revolution and what it meant to be a revolutionary. In honor of our female author, we have highlighted women from around the world who possessed the same trailblazing spirit as the American founders.

Sabba Elahi: Drone Stories

Through hand and machine embroideries, surveillance quilts, and text, Elahi continues her exploration of the surveillance and dehumanizing of brown and Muslim bodies domestically and in the global war on terror.

Vinegar Tom By Caryl Churchill

Vinegar Tom uses a seventeenth-century witch hunt to condemn the past and present oppression of women. Caryl Churchill shows how marginalized women, who did not fit into the narrow social categories of the patriarchy, were often labelled witches for little reason other than their non-conformity. The play is striking beyond its historical setting in its depiction of women’s subjugation and repression.

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Ricardo Lewis: (In)Visible Men

(In)Visible Men is a portrait series focused on Black males and the attempt to bring visibility to a social group that has been historically marginalized. The portraits address the aesthetic of the Black male as a subject neglected as art while challenging the issues of socialization as stereotype and sometimes misunderstanding.

Hank Willis Thomas: Unbranded

Called “America’s Great Protest Artist” by The Guardian, Hank Willis Thomas (American, b. 1976) has consistently explored American consumer culture, particularly as it relates to African-American subjects. His projects often appropriate imagery drawn from advertising campaigns to investigate the subtle and not so subtle ways in which this influential imagery reproduces and reinforces ideas about race and race relations. This exhibition, which features selections from two bodies of work, the 2005-08 series Unbranded: Reflections in Black by Corporate America and the 2015 series Unbranded: A Century of White Women 1915-2015, offers a unique opportunity to explore the ways in which Thomas interrogates images and allows for a nuanced contemplation of the interrelated construction of narratives about race, gender, and class though the vehicle of advertising.

Evolution to Revolution: 50th Commemoration of the Bursar Takeover

This interactive exhibit presents the story of the 1968 takeover of the Bursar's Office by African American Northwestern students. This exhibit, curated by alum Lauren Lowery, is co-sponsored by Norris Center, NUBAA (Northwestern University Black Alumni Association) and University Archives.