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Rewriting History

November 12, 2020 at 6:30pm8:00pm EST

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Fabiola Jean-Louis
Tanisha Jackson (Syracuse University-CFAC)
Yvonne Buchanan (Syracuse University-VPA)
Shana Gelin (Syracuse University-OMA)

In celebration of Point of Contact Gallery‘s concurrent exhibition by multi media artist, Fabiola Jean-Louis, this panel discussion delves into Jean-Louis’ body of work, which addresses complicated layers of self-awareness and what makes up the historical truths we have been taught to accept about race and the roles of women, both past and present.

Jean-Louis’ art questions and thereby magnifies the injustice of the foundational structure of our society while implicitly asking the viewer to make a change. In this way, Rewriting History engages with a vision of the future – one of resilience, and justice. Our understanding of history is malleable and through its continual questioning, we can change the trajectory of the future.

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Exhibit runs Sept. 7 – Nov. 20, viewable by appointment. Email Point of Contact Gallery to schedule a visit or call 315-443-2169.

This event is part of Syracuse Symposium’s year-long series on “Futures.” See the full season schedule at

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This event was published on August 12, 2020.

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