Prominent Activist Lectures on the Impact of Artists

By: Rachel Whalen,  The Cornell Daily Sun
January 30, 2017

Reverend Sekou Osagyefo, a Black Lives Matter activist, theologian and musician, spoke on campus to address the role of artists in times of terror, as The Cornell Daily Sun reports:

“What is the role of the artist, the task of the artist, in the time of monsters?” he began.

“While monsters spew foul words, the artist does not delight in such talk because demonization does not defeat demagoguery. Artists must be legislators of hope, parliamentarians of possibilities. They remind us that monsters are not new, although they may be unique.”

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Reverend Sekou Osagyefo