The Transformative Power of Meaning: Poetics & Pedagogy with Tracie Morris

Event Details

On Thursday, April 27th, the poet, scholar, and artist Tracie Morris will join TLH for an in-person event with our past and current Faculty Fellows, staff, students, and wider CUNY community. The event will take place in the Proshansky Auditorium at the CUNY Graduate Center, the last in our Transformative Speaker Series. This multi-media presentation will be focused on equitable pedagogies and active learning, using her book Who Do With Words as a ground text. The hour talk will also incorporate Morris’ poetry, which she has performed internationally.

Tracie Morris, MFA, PhD, has performed, researched and presented work in over 30 countries and on every continent except Antarctica. Morris’s installations and performances have been featured at many national and international museums and galleries including the Dia Art Foundation, The New Museum, The Kitchen Performance Space, The Drawing Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Museum of Modern Art, Albertine, Weeksville Heritage Center, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Queens Museum, the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Centre Pompidou, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Lévy Gorvy gallery, and multiple times at The Whitney Museum including the Whitney Biennial. Morris has presented poetry, performance art, acting, academic addresses, talks, and live shows with music in many venues, including colleges and universities throughout New York, the US and the world.

Accessibility: ASL interpretation and live CART transcription will be provided. We encourage our guests to wear a mask. The Graduate Center is wheelchair accessible from the entrance closest to 35th St. and 5th Avenue.

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About Jessica Murray

Jessica Murray received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at The Graduate Center, CUNY in 2020. She is the Director of Digital Communications for Transformative Learning in the Humanities (TLH), a three-year initiative supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is also working on a web project with teaching materials about civil rights struggles in New York City, including disability rights history. She advocates for improving public transit accessibility in New York City for people with disabilities and chairs the Advisory Committee for Transit Accessibility for New York City Transit.