March 27, 2019 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Holmes Theater
Harder Hall

The 24th Riley Lecture sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Program will take place on Wednesday, March 27 at 5:30PM in Holmes Theater, Harder Hall.  This year’s lecture is titled “Glassblowing and Healing Trauma: a Queer Woman of Color’s Feminist Approach.” and will be presented by Pearl Dick, AU alumna (BFA ’98)
Pearl Dick, a Chicago-based artist, educator, community builder and social justice activist, will speak about how combining glassblowing with trauma-related education for victims of violence can help heal individuals — especially young people in under-served communities — and even find them jobs! A great example is Project Fire (Fearless Initiative for Recovery and Empowerment), which she co-founded in 2014/15, and was recently featured on the NBC Nightly News Inspiring America segment. Her talk will be framed within her firsthand experience of being a queer woman of color and how her identities influence her work and reaching out to others through glassblowing, “as well as her recent discoveries on being a feminist.”
The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Harder Hall lobby.
Hosted by: Women’s and Gender Studies Program
Additional Information can be found at: https://auconnect.alfred.edu/event/3243784