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FSP@PPG: Creative Responses to the Threat of Nuclear War

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

FSP@PPG: Creative Responses to the Threat of Nuclear War
Thursday, February 15, 2018
A light lunch will be provided

This discussion will focus on the intersection of activism and art in response to the threat of nuclear war. Held in conjunction with the Power Plant Gallery’s exhibit of artist Erin Johnson’s The Way Things Can Happen, which revisits the 1983 made-for-tv movie The Day After, the discussion will include Erin Johnson, UNC-Chapel Hill artist and professor elin O’Hara slavick, Durham-based freelance photographer, activist, and former social worker Jenny Warburg, and self-described “southern out black lesbian social justice activist” Mandy Carter. In addition to looking back to reactions to nuclear proliferation in the 1980s, we’ll talk about the role of documentary and experimental arts in activism, connections and disjunctions among anti-war activism of the past and today’s local social movements, and the role of women in documenting and resisting state-sponsored violence.

For more information on each of our panelists please visit the FSP event page.


February 15
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Power Plant Building, Suite 100 American Tobacco Campus 320 Blackwell Street Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-660-3622 | Email: PowerPlantGallery@duke.edu | Mailing Address: Box 90800 Durham, NC 27708-0800