In Conversation: Frazier, Cobb, Hasan, and Moten

LaToya Ruby Frazier with Shea Cobb, Amber Hasan, and Fred Moten

From Flint, Michigan, artists, activists and founders of The Sister Tour, Amber Hasan and Shea Cobb use their personal lives and encounters with the water crisis to serve as a catalyst to help, serve and support teens and women to harness their creative strength in the midst of chaos from Flint, Michigan to Puerto Rico. Fred Moten is Professor in the Department of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Moten teaches courses and conducts research in black studies, performance studies, poetics and critical theory. He is author of many titles, most recently a three-volume collection of essays whose general title is consent not to be a single being (Duke University Press, 2017, 2018). They join LaToya Ruby Frazier in conversation.

Courtesy of: Gavin Brown’s enterprise

In Conversation: Healthcare and Access

Latoya Ruby Frazier, Dr. Esa Davis, Rev. Kyndra Frazier and Gabriel Mendes, PHD

LaToya Ruby Frazier joins Dr. Esa Davis, Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinical and Translational Science at The University of Pittsburgh and a board-certified practicing family physician with a focus in women’s health who has investigated the perinatal, cultural and behavioral factors associated with racial and socioeconomic disparities in obesity among women; Rev. Kyndra Frazier, lead innovator of Harlem’s HOPE Center and Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem; and Gabriel N. Mendes, Ph.D., author of Under the Strain of Color: Harlem’s Lafargue Clinic and the Promise of an Antiracist Psychiatry (Cornell University Press, 2015), and Associate Director of Public Health Programs at the Bard Prison Initiative, for a special conversation on health care and access from Braddock to Harlem.

Courtesy of: Gavin Brown’s enterprise

Grand-Hornu presents: And From The Coaltips A Tree Will Rise

“Et des terrils, un arbre s’élèvera”… c’est le nom d’une expo photo proposée au MAC’s pour le moment. Vous l’aurez compris, cette exposition est en lien avec le passé minier de notre région. Les photos sont celles d’une artiste américaine, LaToya Ruby Frazier. Il y a quelques mois, elle a rencontré d’anciens mineurs du Borinage et leurs familles. Accompagnée d’une interprète, elle a écouté leur histoire et les a pris en photos. Lors du vernissage de l’exposition ce week-end, ces familles boraines ont pu découvrir en primeur le travail de l’artiste.

“And From The Coaltips A Tree Will Rise” … is the name of a photo exhibition proposed to the MAC’s for the moment. You will understand, this exhibition is in connection with the mining past of our region. The photos are those of an American artist, LaToya Ruby Frazier. A few months ago, she met former miners from Borinage and their families. Accompanied by an interpreter, she listened to their story and took pictures. At the opening of the exhibition this weekend, these borane families were able to discover the work of the artist.

Courtesy of: TéléMB