Celebrating Martin-Luther-King Jr-Day, a US holiday honoring the legacy of the civil rights leader and his struggle for racial equality, students from the University of Graz will present African-American texts as voices of agency, resistance, and the long fight for political freedom and equality. Despite the US cultural narrative propagating freedom, democracy and equality, the Afro-American experience has been one of discrimination, exclusion, and inequality revealing contradictions of US-American culture and society. Listening to literary and cultural texts as individual expressions of lived-experiences emphasizes the powerful strength of Afro-American self-representation.
When: Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 3.00-6.00 pm
Where: KULTUM, Mariahilferplatz 3 [im Cubus], 8020 Graz (https://www.kultum.at/)