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LaToya Ruby Frazier on Art & Empathy: Storytelling for Social Change

Thursday, October 5

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Corning Museum of Glass Auditorium 1 Museum Way Corning, NY


Join Aperture and the Rockwell Museum for a keynote discussion with artist, scholar, activist, and TED Fellow LaToya Ruby Frazier (The Notion of Family, Aperture 2016). In this keynote, Art & Empathy: Storytelling for Social Change Frazier will discuss how individuals and communities can collaborate on a grassroots level to amplify marginalized voices and com together with renewed agency. This keynote will inspire audiences to use digital technology and storytelling together in order to foster greater empathy, connection and understanding.

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LaToya Ruby Frazier (born in Braddock, Pennsylvania, 1982) received her BFA from Edinboro University, Pennsylvania, in 2004, and her MFA from the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, New York, in 2007. She has received numerous grants and awards, including a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2014 USA Weitz Fellowship, and 2015 MacArthur Fellowship. Frazier teaches in the Department of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is a visiting critic at Yale University. Her work has been included in exhibitions at major institutions worldwide.

LaToya Ruby Frazier on Art & Empathy: Storytelling for Social Change