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Green Room: Chester Higgins

Sat, September 19th, 2020
3:00 pm
- 4:00 pm

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The Green Room presents Chester Higgins: Capture the Now and Preserve it for the Future.

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Chester Higgins has been working for The New York Times as a staff photographer for over 38 years. His photographs have been exhibited by major museums around the world and are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), The Schomburg Collection of the New York Public Library, The Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham, and The Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco. Mr. Higgins has published seven thematic book collections, including “Elder Grace: The Nobility of Aging” with forward by Dr. Maya Angelou, “Echo of the Spirit: A Photographer’s Journey” and “Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms of the Nile,” among others. More at chesterhiggins.com

The series has been established by Omar Sangare, Chair and Professor of Theatre. This event was made possible, in part, thanks to Professor Dorothy Wang, Chair of the American Studies at Williams and the Oakley Center for Humanities & Social Sciences.

Special Thanks to:
Betsy Ware Fippinger
Randal Fippinger
John Gerry
Erin Meadors
Will Titus
True Pham
David Paul
Erica A. Hart
Patric McAndrew
and Laurie Booth

The Green Room: a peaceful space for progressive minds” is as a weekly informal conversation moderated by Williams professors and students, “The Green Room” will offer an opportunity for Williams students and community members to critically engage with the arts industries in which they someday hope to work, and learn from important leaders in those industries. The goal of this program will be to offer advice and mentorship resources to socially-minded, artistically conscious Williams students, but also to serve as a platform through which students can participate in a dialogue with leaders in the arts.

We’re inviting a diverse group of leading performing artists to join us in conversation over the course of the academic year, and we would love for you to be among them. “The Green Room: a peaceful space for progressive minds” will consist of serially-produced one-hour “episodes” in which speakers will be introduced, be given the opportunity to make a statement on your vision and advice, and later have a chance to answer questions from students. These discussions will take place via Zoom (or another interactive platform). All are welcome!

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