The 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction has gone to Jesmyn Ward, who at 45, is the youngest person to receive the library’s fiction award and is being honored for her lifetime of work examining racism and social injustice.
NEW YORK (AP) — Pride parades kicked off in New York City and around the country Sunday with glittering confetti, cheering crowds, fluttering rainbow flags and newfound fears about losing freedoms won through decades of activism.
BEVERLY, Mass. (AP) — An enslaved Black man, the tall tale he inspired and the beach that now bears his name are the focus of new efforts to recognize the role of slavery along Massachusetts’ picturesque North Shore.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the importance of mental health support and resources for the LGBTQ community, with guests;
Dr. Ann J. Robison, Executive Director of The Montrose Center in Houston, TX Stacie Walls, Chief Executive Officer of LGBT Life Center Rob Wheeler, Executive Director and CEO of The LGBT Community Center of the Desert & Robert Boo, CEO of The Pride Center at Equality Park.
The Flint Institute of Arts’ President of the Board of Directors Thomas Lillie, Trustee Kathryn Boles, Trustee Elizabeth Saab discuss the impact FIA has on their visitors and how the community of Flint helps shape the programs and exhibits the institute offers.
Dr. Bobby Mukkamala, Flint community leader, medical doctor, and the Chair of the American Medical Association discusses Flint, the community, and the importance of The Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) to the community.
The Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) is the second-largest art museum in Michigan and one of the largest museum-connected community art schools in the United States. The FIA makes art accessible and inclusive to all members of their community through permanent collection and temporary exhibitions: guided tours; lectures and community dialogues; art classes, workshops, and studio demonstrations; gallery, studio, and outreach programs for PreK-12, Head Start, and homeschool students; films and videos; print, audio, and multimedia resources.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on symphony orchestras, with guests;
Elise Brunelle, Executive Director of Vermont Symphony Orchestra; Mieko Hatano, Executive Director of The Oakland Symphony & Christina Littlejohn, Chief Executive Officer of Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Shortly after Hurricane Sally wreaked havoc on Mobile’s Bienville Square in September 2020, an idea emerged: Use the fallen wood to make works of art. The healing notion was straightforward. The wood itself, it turned out, was as complex as its history.