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Scholar Amber Johnson to Speak on ‘Becoming the Justice Fleet: the Great Shift from Diversity to Radical Inclusion’
Amber Johnson, an award-winning assistant professor of communication and social justice at Saint Louis University and creator of the Justice Fleet, a mobile justice museum that interrogates radical forgiveness, will present “Becoming the Justice Fleet: The Great Shift from Diversity to Radical Inclusion” on Friday, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m. in Room 105 of Link Hall.
The talk, which is free and open to the University community, is sponsored by the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
The Justice Fleet Mobile Museum is a group of interactive exhibitions that foster communal healing through art, play and dialogue. Housed inside a box truck, the mobile exhibitions venture into various neighborhoods to engage community members in discussions about implicit and explicit bias, social identity and communicating across difference. The first two museums in production engage community members in a dialogue about radical forgiveness and radical imagination.
As a scholar/artist/activist, Johnson explores language, exigency, sound and aesthetics of various social movements. Their research and activism focus on performances of identity, protest and social justice in digital and lived spaces. As a polymath, their mixed-media artistry involves working with metals, recycled and reclaimed goods, photography, poetry, percussion and paint to interrogate systems of oppression.
Those who require accommodations to fully participate in the event or who would like more information may contact Sarah Francesconi at 315.443.2308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.