Panel 1: The Social Impact of Mural Art
Wednesday February 17, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm ET
Mural art in public spaces as an expression of social and political resistance by providing a collaborative platform for community action.

  • Randall Packer (moderator)
  • Carol Rhodes Dyson, Curator, Busboys & Poets
  • Nancee Lyons, Public Affairs, DC Department of Public Works, Head of MuralsDC
  • Levi Robinson, DC Mural Artist, member of the DMV League of Artists collective

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Panel 2: Transformation of the Urban Space
Wednesday March 17, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm ET
Initiatives such as Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, DC demonstrate a clear and powerful signal of civic empowerment and the activation of contested urban space.

  • Randall Packer (moderator)
  • Ian Callender, Owner, Suite Nation, Co-Owner, Sandlot Southeast DC
  • Keyonna Jones, DC Artist & Executive Director of Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center
  • David “Dez” Zembrano, DC artist/co-creator of the RBG mural near BLM Plaza

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Panel 3: The Internet as a Medium of Activism & Social Change
Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm ET
The Internet as a platform for political action through social media collaboration, virtual community, alternative journalism, and digital forms of artistic media.

  • Monica Montgomery (moderator), Museum activist, Strategic Director, Museum Hue
  • Jeff Gates, DC artist and writer, founder of the Chamomile Tea Party
  • Sherri Williams, Assistant Professor, American University, works at the intersection of social media & social justice
  • Randall Packer, DC Artist, Creative Director, Third Space Network

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Panel 4: DIY Maker Culture
Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm ET
The social significance of DIY (Do it Yourself) maker spaces that push the boundaries of interdisciplinary collaboration and artistic invention.

  • Randall Packer (moderator)
  • Laura Cohen, Education Manager, Open Works Baltimore
  • Nehemiah Dixon, Director of Community Engagement, The Phillips Collection/ARC, DC
  • Layne Garrett, Co-Founder, Program Director, Rhizome DC