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Friday, June 8 • 3:45pm - 5:15pm
From Unrest and Protest to Education and Collaboration: Taking the Monuments Down

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Grassroots protests in Baltimore and New Orleans led to the removal of confederate statues prominently displayed in both cities. What is to become of these empty pedestals? Who should decide? How?

This panel will discuss the process of protest and removal as it took place in Baltimore and New Orleans. Both cities are grappling with choices around what's next. In Baltimore, the focus will be on the former confederate monument in Wyman Park Dell, dedicated this year as Harriet Tubman Grove. Bryan C. Lee, Jr. of Colloqate Design will discuss how the process of protest is leading to a rethinking of what and who the city of New Orleans memorializes.

Speakers
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Stel Kline

Stel Kline is a queer producer, performer and general thinker. They've worked collaboratively on audio projects locally for cultural institutions like the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Contemporary Museum of Baltimore. You can find them traversing the Mid-Atlantic collecting tape... Read More →
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Bryan C. Lee

Founder/Director, Colloqate Design
Bryan is a Designer and Design Justice Advocate. He is the founder/Director of Colloqate Design, a nonprofit multidisciplinary design practice dedicated to expanding community access to design and creating spaces of racial, social and cultural equity.
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Ryan Patterson

Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Friends of Wyman Park Dell
C. Ryan Patterson is an who serves as the Public Art Administrator at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.  In his professional role, he serves as staff to mayoral appointed Public Art Commission, manages the municipal Percent-for-Art Program including the City's public... Read More →
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Eli Pousson

Baltimore Heritage
Eli Pousson is the director of preservation & outreach at Baltimore Heritage where his work includes the Explore Baltimore Heritage website and app and ongoing research about Baltimore's Civil Rights Heritage.  Eli's recent published works include articles on Confederate monuments... Read More →


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