Deeper Lecture Series: george emilio sanchez

Mar. 23, 7:00 pm9:00 pm EDT

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ReImagining Place

Performance artist george emilio sanchez provides a glimpse into the intersection of arts-making with narratives of the first nations of the First Sovereign, Settler Colonialism and Indigeneity against those of the Federal and State Sovereigns who are the foundational players in this Place we call the United States.  He will share how he enrolled in a Masters in Indigenous Peoples’ Law program as a way to do “creative” research for the next installment of his “Performing the Constitution” series titled, In the Court of the Conqueror.

About george emilio sanchez

george emilio sanchez is a writer, performance artist and social justice activist who lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. He is currently developing his next solo performance work, In the Court of the Conqueror that is commissioned by Abrons Arts Center in New York City. His new work will address the 200 year-old history of Supreme Court rulings that have diminished, overrode and upheld the Tribal Sovereignty of Indian Country. This new work is a part of his “Performing the Constitution” series. The first part of this series, XIV, (for the 14th Amendment) revolved around an Appellate Court case, Westminster v. Mendez (1946), where 5 Mexican families won a class action lawsuit advocating school integration by applying the 14th Amendment nine years before Brown v. Board of Education (1954). He teaches at the City University of New York’s College of Staten Island and he is a Social Practice Artist-in-Residence at Abrons Arts Center. He recently completed his thirteenth year as Performance Director of Emergenyc, and he serves on the Executive Council of his union, the Professional Staff Congress.

The Deeper Lecture Series is a new talk + Q&A program on Zoom designed to acquaint Gibney’s community of artists and audiences with the most provocative, influential and inspiring minds at work in the arts, humanities and activism.

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