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Performing the Moment | Performing the Movement

Damon Locks
Thursday, January 28, 2021
6:30-7:30 PM
Off Campus Location
Free & Open to the public
Registration required:

Damon Locks will perform and speak about his work with Prison and Neighborhood Arts Project (PNAP) and the Black Monument Ensemble. The Prison and Neighborhood Art Project provides arts and humanities courses to men at the Stateville Maximum Security Prison, where Damon Locks works as an artist educator. In the Black Monument Ensemble, Damon Locks uses music and sound to connect the past and future of the civil rights movement.

Damon Locks is a Chicago-based visual artist, educator, vocalist/musician. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago where he received his BFA in fine arts. Since 2014 he has been working with Prisons and Neighborhood Arts Project at Stateville Correctional Center teaching art. He is a recipient of the Helen Coburn Meier and Tim Meier Achievement Award in the Arts and the 2016 MAKER Grant. He operated as an Artist Mentor in the Chicago Artist Coalition program FIELD/WORK. In 2017 he became a Soros Justice Media Fellow. In 2019, he became a 3Arts Awardee. Currently, he works as an artist in residence as a part of the Museum of Contemporary Arts' SPACE Program, introducing civically engaged art into the curriculum at the high school, Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy.

In this new virtual series, Center for World Performance Studies invites performers and scholars from diverse disciplines to reflect on how performance is being used to respond to the political, social, health and environmental crises that we face at this moment. Sessions will take place over Zoom and require advance registration. You can read about the panelists, register for these events, find recommended reading and resources and/or request recordings of past events at

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Center for World Performance Studies, at 734-936-2777. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Presentation
Tags: Activism, African American, Art, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Humanities, Interdisciplinary, Media, Music, Storytelling, Virtual, Visual Arts
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for World Performance Studies, Residential College, Prison Creative Arts Project, The, LSA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion