August 2023

Just Announced: Join for the return of two series exploring racial and social justice and celebrating community

August 3, 2023

The Institute for Advanced Study, Northrop, and partners are thrilled to announce the return of two special series—the Spotlight Series and Amplifying Solidarity! In 2023–2024, these programs will shine a light on the University of Minnesota campus and local community while using the arts to explore racial and social justice.

The Black History of Jazz



Ayodele Casel: critically-acclaimed tap dancer and choreographer
Michael Gallope: musician and scholar of critical theory, philosophy, and sound
Elliott Powell: scholar of U.S. popular music, race, sexuality, and politics
Moderated by Kristen Brogdon: Director of Artistic & Community Programs, Northrop