Curating As Healing
Sunday, April 19
Zoom hosted by the Minnesota Museum of American Art
Join Emerging Curators Institute (ECI) and the Minnesota Museum of American Art to hear a presentation, conversation, and Q&A with New York-based Black Feminist Queer cultural/memory worker, Cara Page, and 2019-2020 ECI fellows via Zoom.
This virtual gathering marks the culmination of the first year of the fellowship with reflections on fostering curation as a practice of giving and receiving care. Cara will enter into this topic through discussions of generational, collective, and individual trauma and social justice and memory work as pathways to healing.
It’s a time of great challenge and opportunity to facilitate change in the art world and beyond, and while connecting can be more difficult during this time, this conversation will inspire ideas about how we can continue to support each other and create.
Cara Page is a Black Queer Feminist cultural/memory worker, curator, and organizer. For the past 30+ years, she has organized with LGBTQGNCI, Black, People of Color & Indigenous liberation movements in the US & Global South at the intersections of racial, gender & economic justice, healing justice and transformative justice. She is an architect of healing justice and is deeply rooted in southern Black & Indigenous radical traditions; and care, safety & resistance strategies built through the US Social Forum (2007 & 2010) & the People’s Movement Assembly. As a lead organizer & curator of her new project, Changing Frequencies, she is building an archival/memory and cultural change project to intervene on generational trauma towards radically imagining community led care & protection strategies. She is a recent recipient of the Soros Equality Fellowship (2019-2020) to elevate this work.
Cara is a co-founder and member of the leadership team of the Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective & the Atlanta Transformative Justice Collaborative. She is also the former ED of the Audre Lorde Project and former Director of Programs at the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. She has worked with many organizations nationally & internationally including: Southerners on New Ground (SONG), Project South, INCITE!, the Young Women’s Empowerment Project, & the Committee on Women, Population & the Environment towards building economic, racial and gender justice strategies for our liberation, care & protection.