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Monumental: Flags, Statues, and the Politics of Public Space

This is a past event.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 4:00pm

Virtual Event

The Center for Humanities in an Urban Environment is pleased to present “Monumental: Flags, Statues, and the Politics of Public Space” on Tuesday, August 18, at 4 p.m. Eastern/1 p.m. Pacific.

In “Monumental,” scholars, photographers, activists and museum curators come together to challenge viewers to think critically about public space and to inspire new ways forward. The conversation considers Confederate and colonial names, flags, monuments and statues in the United States, as well as similar symbols in Brazil, the United Kingdom and across the Caribbean. 

Join Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard), Wallace Best (Princeton), Alan Chin (Columbia), Alison Isenberg (Princeton), Andrea Queeley (FIU), Jen Reid (Protestor), Heather Russell (FIU), Alvia Wardlaw (Texas Southern), and Aza Weir-Soley (FIU) for a series of short presentations and performances that capture the animating questions of our moment.

Free and open to the public in any time zone.

Join us on Zoom

Join our Livestream Simulcast on CHUE’s Facebook page

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FIU endorses the Florida Board of Governors' Statement of Free Expression to support and encourage full and open discourse and the robust exchange of ideas and perspectives on our campuses. In addition to supporting this legal right, we view this as an integral part of our ability to deliver a high-quality academic experience for our students, engage in meaningful and productive research, and provide valuable public service. This includes fostering civil and open dialogue in support of critical thinking in and out of the classroom, including events hosted by the university.