On Nationalism: The Fragility & the Possibility of We

June 11 – June 19, 2022

Announcing the 2022 On Nationalism Symposium, The Fragility and the Possibility of We

June 11, 2022
Judson Memorial Church

June 18-19
Poetry Project

Tickets to this in-person event will be FREE, and will be available at this link on May 20, 2022. This event will also be live streamed.

The Racial Imaginary Institute and The Poetry Project are thrilled to invite friends and supporters to join us in the presentation of a three-day symposium, “On Nationalism: The Fragility & the Possibility of We.”

Co-organized by The Racial Imaginary Institute, the CUNY Graduate Center, and The Poetry Project, this landmark convening will bring together writers, scholars, and artists exploring the affective and emotional ties of nationalism from a breadth of contexts, for a series of free and open to the public performances and conversations, presented on June 11, 18, and 19 at Judson Memorial Church and The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s.

How can we reimagine nation, tribe, and community? What practices of listening, sharing, and making might we enact across varying visions of community, decolonization, and self-determination? We are gathering a global cast of speakers, performers, and participants, including Viet Thanh Nguyen, Urayoán Noel, Layli Long Soldier, Jackie Wang, Tavia Nyong’o, Latasha N. Diggs, Anne Pelligrini, Dr. Lara Sheehi, and many others, as we consider these questions through a range of critical lenses.

In order to support the participating artists – who will be coming from around the world – we need your support. Please DONATE to support this event, and to get exclusive TRII swag, books, and donor perks, please visit our GoFundMe page.