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June 13 Monuments as History / Art / Power

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Historians, art historians, community activists, and artists discuss the ongoing reevaluation of public monuments in New York City and across the country. This interactive presentation will focus on the J. Marion Sims monument to explore how we can understand Sim’s medical research and experimentation on enslaved women, the East Harlem community response to his memorialization, and future possibilities for remembering this difficult history.

Harriet Senie, Professor of Art History, The Graduate Center; Deirdre Cooper Owens, Assistant Professor of History, Queens College; Marina Ortiz, Founder and President, East Harlem Preservation; Doreen Garner, artist, creator of the counter-monument, “Poneros”
Moderator: Arinn Amer, Ph.D. Program in History, The Graduate Center

Presented with The Graduate Center’s American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning, Public History Collective, and Center for the Humanities.

This event is the first in a series supported with funds from Humanities New York and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Graduate Center, CUNY
Martin E. Segal Theatre (Ground Floor)
365 Fifth Ave., btw. 34th and 35th St.
No RSVP required
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