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Media Advisory: Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate

Join Washburn for a panel discussion on this travelling art exhibit

11/27/17 02:11 pm CST

WHAT:  Join the conversation at Washburn University’s Mulvane Art Museum for a discussion with faculty, students, and special guests as we explore artists' subversive and evocative work showing in our current exhibition Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate.

        Speaking Volumes is a traveling exhibition organized by the Montana Human Rights Network and curated by Katie Knight. It showcases the diverse work of 39 artists who have transformed thousands of anti-Semitic and racist books into an uplifting and dynamic exhibition. The exhibition is visually powerful, thought-provoking, sometimes humorous, always challenging, and deeply moving.

        Panelists for the conversation include: Imam Omar Hazim, Islamic Center of Topeka; Rabbi Debbie Stiel, Temple Beth Sholom; Jim McCollough, Topeka Center for Peace and Justice; and Danielle Dempsey-Swopes, Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Washburn University. Insightful and meaningful dialogue will touch on issues of racism, prejudice, discrimination, identity, reconciliation, hope, and community healing.

WHEN: The conversation will be held in the upstairs galleries of the museum, and is scheduled for Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 5:30 pm.

WHERE: The conversation will be held in the upstairs galleries of the museum, and is scheduled for Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 5:30 pm.

DETAILS: For more information about exhibitions and public events, visit Washburn University’s Mulvane Art museum website at:  www.washburn.edu/about/community/mulvane-art-museum, call (785-670-2427), or email at mulvane.info@washburn.edu 

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Contact:

Washburn University
Patrick Early, (785) 670-1711
Director, Public Relations
patrick.early@washburn.edu
(717) 385-1119 (cell)

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