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Art + Activism: On Miami, 1980 to Today

Art & Activism: On Miami, 1980 to TodayTuesday, November 17, 6pm-7pm – Online

Join Bakehouse Art Complex for the third and final iteration of the Art + Activism series this season, moderated by Bakehouse Executive Director, Cathy Leff, featuring journalist and author Nicholas Griffin, visual artist Robert McKnight, and visual artist, activist, and current Artist-in-Residence at the Community Justice Project, Chire VantaBlack Regans.

Griffin’s most recently published book The Year of Dangerous Days: Riots, Refugees, and Cocaine in Miami 1980 (Simon & Schuster, 2020) provides the historical and contextual framework for this discussion, centering on the role artists have played in the city, then and now. Responding to Miami’s unique position in the national stage, Griffin, McKnight, and Regans speak about the racial tensions, gun violence, and immigration policies, among other things, that have shaped and continue to define the city today. McKnight and Regans also address how the city’s cultural and socio-political landscape has influenced their practices and their role as Black visual artists living and working in Miami.