The '60s at Sixty: Protest Poetry Takes Center Stage
Join us for this year's virtual Inspiring Impact Virtual Series—and learn about exciting work happening at Penn. Each program features eminent faculty from several Penn's schools, including law, medicine, business, arts and sciences, communications, dentistry, and more.
Artistic expression that defined the turbulent 1960s in America still strongly resonates today. Hear a thought-provoking discussion on the monumental role of Black artists in shaping art and culture in our country, then and now. Christopher Gruits of Penn Live Arts (PLA) will join Penn professor Herman Beavers in a conversation with Karen Brown from the Negro Ensemble Company, and playwright Cris Eli Blak, both currently associated with PLA through the Brownstein Residency for Artistic Innovation.
Herman Beavers, Julie Beren Platt and Marc E. Platt President’s Distinguished Professor of English and Africana Studies
Karen Brown, Artistic Director & Executive Producer, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc.
Cris Eli Blak, Playwright; Artist-in-Residence at The State University of New York - Oswego
Christopher A. Gruits, Executive & Artistic Director, Penn Live Arts