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Artist Tomashi Jackson to lead Brown II Book Club at #UjimaWednesdays

September 1, 2022 - Starting on October 5, 2022, Artist Tomashi Jackson will lead Ujima members and our wider community through a four month Micro Learning Pod entitled: “Brown II Book Club - Exploring Histories of Education Advocacy Before and After the Brown v. Board of Education II Case of 1955.”

In this special microlearning pod series hosted by Ujima’s Arts & Cultural Organizing member team, participants will read aloud together from sections of the 2021 Harvard Radcliffe publication, Brown II. Two discussants whose words have been transcribed and edited in each chapter of the book will be invited to join the sessions and participate in the discussion of the chapters read aloud.

Participants will explore histories before and after the Brown vs. Board of Education legal case and the leadership of Ida B. Wells, Pauli Murray, Constance Baker Motley, and Ruth Batson. There will also be discussion surrounding school desegregation efforts in Boston and the impact of the Boston busing and desegregation efforts, intersections of technology policy with civil rights, and the racial biases of algorithms.

Tomashi Jackson (b. 1980, Houston, TX) received an MS from the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, and an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the Yale School of Art. She was included in the 2019 Whitney Biennial and was a 2019 Resident Artist at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. Jackson has presented solo exhibitions at multiple institutions, including the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase; Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill; Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Cambridge; Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus; and Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw. Jackson lives and works between Cambridge, MA and New York City.

These virtual microlearning pod sessions begin on October 5th, and continue monthly through January 4th, 2023. Learn more and register here.


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