Coleman Hughes is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor at City Journal, where his writing focuses on race, public policy, and applied ethics. Coleman’s writing has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, National Review, Quillette, The City Journal and The Spectator. He has appeared on many podcasts, including The Rubin Report, Making Sense with Sam Harris, and The Glenn Show.
In June 2019, he testified before the U.S. Congress. Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Coleman briefly attended the Juilliard School to study jazz trombone before dropping out to pursue a career as an independent jazz/hip-hop artist. Shortly thereafter, Coleman discovered a passion for applied ethics and public policy at Columbia University, where he graduated with a B.A. in philosophy.
This will be a lecture featuring Coleman Hughes, he will be examining the residual effects of the recent Floyd Protests and the Greater Black Lives Matter movement, and expounding upon his personal vision of a Post-Floyd future.
Bill T. Jones
BILL T. JONES (Artistic Director/Co-Founder/Choreographer: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company; Artistic Director: New York Live Arts) is the Associate Artist of the 2020 Holland Festival and recipient of the 2014 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award; the 2013 National Medal of Arts; the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors; a 2010 Tony Award for Best Choreography of the critically acclaimed FELA!; a 2007 Tony Award, 2007 Obie Award, and 2006 Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation CALLAWAY Award for his choreography for Spring Awakening; the 2010 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award; the 2007 USA Eileen Harris Norton Fellowship; the 2006 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Choreography forThe Seven; the 2005 Wexner Prize; the 2005 Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement; the 2005 Harlem Renaissance Award; the 2003 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize; and the 1994 MacArthur “Genius” Award. In 2010, Mr. Jones was recognized as Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government, and in 2000, The Dance Heritage Coalition named Mr. Jones “An Irreplaceable Dance Treasure.”
Mr. Jones choreographed and performed worldwide with his late partner, Arnie Zane, before forming the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in 1982. He has created more than 140 works for his company. Mr. Jones is the Artistic Director of New York Live Arts, an organization that strives to create a robust framework in support of the nation’s dance and movement-based artists through new approaches to producing, presenting and educating. For more information visit www.newyorklivearts.org.
This will be an evening talk between Bill T. Jones and our own Roger Berkowitz, together they will be examining the residual effects of the recent Floyd Protests and exploring the racial imaginary in order to tease out a vision of the future.
Kirk A. Johnson is the author of African American Tea Party Supporters: Explaining a Political Paradox. He teaches sociology and African American Studies at the University of Mississippi, where he studies race and news media. His interest in politics and race dates to his work at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, where he testified before congressional committees on protecting at-risk populations from toxic pollutants, and as senior researcher on the Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary "Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1965-1980." He is also founding editor of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, published by Johns Hopkins University Press.
This will be an evening talk between Kirk Johnson and his special guest Marie Stroughther, Founder of African American Conservatives. Together they will be examining the residual effects of the recent Floyd Protests and exploring the racial imaginary in order tease out a vision of the future.
Juliana Huxtable is an artist, writer and dj/musician. Huxtable has exhibited and performed at a number of venues including Reena Spaulings Fine Art, Project Native Informant, Artists Space, the New Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim, and the Musée D'Art Moderne.
She is author of Mucus in My Pineal Gland and co-author, with Hannah Black, of Life: A Novel.
Her poetry and visual work were included in the 2015 Triennial at the New Museum. She is the recipient of the 2017 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant and is a 2019 United States Artist Fellow.
Kimberly Foster is a writer, cultural critic and founder and editor-in-chief of For Harriet, a multi-platform digital community for Black women, and Black Girls Gather, a national live event series.
Founded in 2010, For Harriet is a leading voice for Black women’s journalism and storytelling. Kimberly began For Harriet while she was an undergraduate at Harvard University. The site has been featured in the New York Times, ESSENCE, and Forbes and Huffington Post. Kimberly has written for The Guardian, Newsweek, Quartz, and Fortune, and appeared on OWN, Huffington Post Live, NPR, MSNBC, BET.com, and many local radio stations across the country commenting on culture and current events. In 2016, she was named to Forbes Magazine's 30 under 30 list. In 2017 ESSENCE named her one of 50 founders to watch. In 2019, her video appeared on OWN’s “Black Women OWN the Conversation.” She has also been recognized as a leading voice online by Teen Vogue and Huffington Post.
This will be an evening talk between the prolific Juliana Huxtable and her special guest Kimberly Foster, founder and host of For Harriet. Together they will be examining the residual effects of the recent Floyd Protests and exploring their own racial imaginary in order tease out a vision of the future.
Rev. Jacqui Lewis
Jacqui is Senior Minister of Middle Collegiate Church, a multi-everything congregation in the East Village, NYC.
Kenyon Victor Adams is a multidisciplinary artist and curator. His recent work explores the notion of fractured epistemologies, and seeks to reclaim or expand various ways of knowing through integrative artistic practices. Kenyon has contributed art and thought leadership at Yale School of Drama, Yale ISM Poetry Conference, Live IdeasFestival, the Langston Hughes Project, the National Arts Policy Roundtable, and the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College. He studied Religion & Literature at Yale Divinity School, and Theology of Contemporary Performance at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Kenyon served as Artist in Residence at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music for the 2015-16 academic year. His multi-media performance works have addressed issues of legibility, race, and American memory. Currently in production through New York Live Arts, Prayers of the People,Directed by Bill T. Jones, is a performance work responding to the writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. Kenyon is the Founding Arts Initiative Director at Grace Farms and the SANAA-designed River Building in New Canaan, CT.