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Designing the Narrative with Taylor Shaw and Jon Key
Description

This event brings together two path-forging creatives for a conversation about race and representation in the current moment. Taylor Shaw is a writer, producer, and founder of Black Women Animate, a studio dedicated to cultivating talented women of color and other underrepresented people in the entertainment industry. Jon Key is an illustrator, designer, and fine artist whose work across different media addresses themes including Southerness, Blackness, Queerness, and Family. He also contributed illustrations to the original 1619 Project publication. After Taylor and Jon will introduce us to the work they do, the heart of the event will be a lively conversation about passion, identity, and experience in creative industries, with a focus on how Taylor and Jon use their voices to contribute to the narratives they’re helping to tell. We will welcome questions from the audience and provide a syllabus of resources related to the event.

Speakers
• Jon Key, Illustrator for 1619 Project
• Taylor Shaw, Founder of Black Women Animate
In conversation with
• Keith Murphy (Anthropology)
• Ella Turenne (Visual Studies)
Respondent and Discussion Facilitator
• Desha Dauchan (Film and Media Studies)

The conversation will last 60 minutes with a 30 minute facilitated discussion related to syllabus resources.

Suggested Readings and Art Work:
• The 1619 Project, pp. 28-29, 46-47, 58-59, 68-69, 78-79, 84-85

To read the 1619 Project, see: https://pulitzercenter.org/sites/default/files/full_issue_of_the_1619_project.pdf

Oct 13, 2020 04:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)