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Abolition Then and Now with Isaac Julien and Robin D.G. Kelley

December 1, 2020 @ 4:00 am 5:30 am

Abolition Then & Now features Robin Kelley and Isaac Julien in conversation about the anti-slavery movements of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and current abolitionist uprisings against racist police brutality and the prison industrial complex. This event coincides with the presentation of Julien’s Lessons of the Hour, 2019, a ten-screen film installation that explores the legacy of Frederick Douglass and his vision for abolition in relationship to contemporaneity, at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts in San Francisco. A composite version of that moving and monumental artwork will be screened for 24-hours online prior to the event. 


December 1, 2020
4:00 am – 5:30 am


Institute of the Arts and Sciences