Dillard University-Harvard's Hutchins Center Black Arts Movement Conference, September 9-11, 2016.

Position:Conference notes

Left to right: Marlena McMillon (conference volunteer), Bernadette Gildspinel (La Belle Galerie owner-Commissioned Painting), Kim McMillon (conference organizer), Dwayne D. Conrad (painter, conference poster), Vincent McMillon (conference volunteer).

Left to right: Kim McMillon, Vincent McMillon, and Marlena McMillon.

Askia Toure (co-founder of the Black Arts Movement) Saturday Keynote Speaker with Jerry Ward, Jr. (founding member of the Richard Wright Circle and co-editor of redefining America Literary History (1990).

Dwayne D. Conrad (artist/owner of To the Extreme Art Studio)

Dr. Doris A. Derby--BAM Panelist, Guest Documentary Photo Exhibitor on "Black Arts Movement and the Struggle for Civil Rights," Dillard University Art Gallery, (co-founder, Free Southern Theater), Retired Director/Professor, Georgia State University.

Choreographer Greer Mendy performing "Unpacked" from A Glorious Revoluton, a work inspired by the Black Arts Movement.

Choreographer Greer Mendy.

WolfHawkJaguar--Multi-talented urban world music artist and filmmaker.

Left to right: Gina Athena Ulysse; Nicole Stanton; Sydnie Liggett.

Black Liberation Mash-up, a short performance that weaves dance and spoken word, consisting of combined textual and movement vocabularies of liberation that explore self-definition, memory, history, Black struggle, revolution and new visions.

Left to right: Sydnie Liggett; Nicole Stanton; Gina Athena Ulysse

"Still Here," written by Elaina Taze Smith, styled and performed by Michele Stanback and Medina Ouida and Elaina Taze Smith, influenced by Ntozake Shange and the broader BAM legacy.

Loss Collaborations: Danced Narratives of Black (or African American) Lives, a demonstration of organized dance material and spoken words examining the black body's proximity to gun violence by police officers. Collaborators Jennifer Harge and Rodney A. Brown.

Haki R. Madhubuti (publisher of Third World Press) Dillard University-Harvard's Hutchins Center Conference Opening Night Keynote Speaker (Speech--focus on people from the Midwest who have been left out of the Black Arts Movement: Gwendolyn Brooks, Dudley Randall, Margaret Burroughs and Hoyt W. Fuller).

Mona Lisa Saloy (Conrad N. Hilton Endowed Professor & Coordinator of English at Dillard University) and Zella Palmer (chair of the Dillard University Ray Charles Program in African-American Material Culture) Opening Night Hosts of the Dillard University-Harvard Hutchins Center Conference.

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