Isaac Julien in conversation with Judith Butler and Celeste-Marie Bernier

February 26, 2021

Marking the commemmoration of this Women's History Month, the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts and the San Francisco Public Library will bring together Isaac Julien, Celeste-Marie Bernier and Judith Butler in a conversation about the intersections of racial and gender justice in Julien's immersive installation Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass.


Bernier, a professor of United States and Atlantic Studies at the University of Edinburgh who specialises in the histories, politics, visual cultures, and philosophies of those living in the African Diaspora, collaborated with Julien on the film's narration and its representations of the influential women in Douglass' life.


Butler, who is the Maxine Elliot professor of comparative literature at UC Berkeley, draws on her scholarship in the fields of philosophy, ethics, and feminist, queer, and literary theory to guide the conversation.


Click here to register for the event, which takes place on the Thursday 4th of March.

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