Professor Joins Local Musicians for Performance at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

February 4, 2016,

jim croteau performingDr. Jim Croteau joined creative justice arts activists Denise Miller, Dr. Michelle S. Johnson (dj Disobedience), Abbie Maikoski and musicians Anne Rhode and Jonathan Boyd for "Common Threads" at the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts on Thursday, Feb. 4. The performance consisted of poetry and music in call and response to art about race inspired by the recent African American art exhibit at the KIA. The original poems he read at the event grew out of, and were informed by, his professional work, community activism, and scholarship on helping Whites to become anti-racist in their actions and their identity.

To read more about upcoming performances, films, and lectures for Black History Month 2016, visit the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts webpage.