On Isaac Julien’s Lessons of the Hour at Memorial Art Gallery

On Saturday, March 3, the video installation Lessons of the Hour – Frederick Douglass opened at the Memorial Art Gallery, as part of the museum’s “Reflections on Place” series. I had the good fortune to be there for the discussion … Continued

Carvin Eison on Reenergizing the Legacy of Frederick Douglass

Rallying a city around an initiative is no small undertaking, but when Filmmaker and RCTV General Manager Carvin Eison looked around in 2017 and discovered no consolidated plan for the celebration and commemoration of the 200th Birthday of Frederick Douglass, … Continued

Interview with Fiyah Squad, High-octane Dancers

One evening, as I was standing at the front desk at RCTV, where Conversations with Creatives is shot and broadcast, I got talking to a young man named Ronald Boxx, who was there, as a member of Fiyah Squad, for … Continued

Poetry for Peace, Commemorating WWI

During the Spring of 2017, the Rochester Oratorio Society (ROS) and the Humanities Center at the University of Rochester came together in a collaborative initiative called Poetry for Peace, that commemorated the United States’ Centennial Anniversary of its entry into … Continued