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Fire and Movement

(rain or shine)
7:00 PM – Performance begins near Detering St. and Washington Ave
9:30 PM – Final phase of the performance at the African American Library at the Gregory School, 1300 Victor Street. (Please gather at the Gregory School by 9 pm)

Fire and Movement is a newly commissioned public performance by interdisciplinary Chicago-based artist Jefferson Pinder. The artist and a trained group of performers will retrace the route and narrative of the 1917 Camp Logan Uprising, one of Houston’s most complicated and often-misrepresented historical events. More info…

In his work, Pinder often explores the tangled representations, visual tropes, and myths surrounding historical events. Fire and Movement is part of Pinder’s national tour, Red Summer (May-July 2019), that takes its title from a term coined by author James Weldon to refer to the deadly race riots that took place during the summer of 1919. Red Summer will be enriched through community conversations in Houston, and across the South, as the artist travels from Illinois to Washington, D.C., Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas, presenting performances and events that revisit this significant part of U.S. history.

Jefferson Pinder’s Fire and Movement is commissioned and presented by DiverseWorks in collaboration with the African American Library at the Gregory School. The performance is organized by DiverseWorks Assistant Curator, Ashley DeHoyos with accompanying outreach programs organized by Community Engagement and Project Coordinator, M’kina Tapscott. The artist has developed the work in collaboration with Drill Specialist Joseph Lefthand Losinski (United States Marine Corps) and dramaturge Vinod Hopson.

PANEL DISCUSSION: RACE & RIOTS - THE LEGACY OF CAMP LOGAN

Earlier Event: July 5
THIS IS NOT A DRILL
Later Event: July 27
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