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Loophole of Retreat: A Conference

Exterior walkway at Robert Taylor Homes, Chicago, January 3, 1963. Chicago History Museum, Hedrich-Blessing Collection. Photo: William S. Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing © Chicago Historical Society

This daylong gathering dedicated to the intellectual life of black women will bring together an international constellation of writers, artists, poets, filmmakers, and activists. Artist and Hugo Boss Prize 2018 winner Simone Leigh, feminist scholar Tina Campt (Barnard College), and cultural historian Saidiya Hartman (Columbia University) have invited a distinguished group of participants to present papers, performances, and conversations on subjects of their choosing. Presenters include Vanessa Agard-Jones, Rizvana Bradley, Dionne Brand, Aimee Meredith Cox, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, Grada Kilomba, Lorraine O'Grady, Okwui Okpokwasili, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Christina Sharpe, Françoise Verges, and Simone White.


As of now, the event is SOLD OUT.