Posted on February 22, 2016, BY Matthew Beltz

Dancer, choreographer and artistic director Judith Jamison will give a lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Tustin Studio Theatre at Bucknell University. The talk is free and open to the public.

This lecture is part of the spring 2016 series on African-American art, activism and aesthetics, which also honors the legacy of James Baldwin, and is presented by the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Gender and the Griot Institute for Africana Studies.

Jamison will talk about African-American artists and their creative journeys in light of the contemporary structural realities of the United States, particularly as these realities concern artistic expression and racism, as well as the intersection of aesthetic, economic, sociological and psychological inequality.

An international star, Jamison joined the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in 1965, where her career quickly took off with her multiple appearances as a guest artist with international ballet companies, performances on Broadway and the founding of her own company, The Jamison Project. She later returned to Alvin Ailey as the artistic director and brought the company to unprecedented heights. The recipient of numerous awards and honors, Jamison was once listed in "Time 100: The World's Most Influential People."

This event is also co-sponsored by the Theatre & Dance Department, with additional support from the University Lectureship Committee.

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