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Lecture: UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mali

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Synopsis: The Zimmerli welcomes artist Janet Goldner on Wednesday, to discuss the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mali in relation to the ongoing political crisis that erupted in the country in 2012.
Start Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 3:30 PM
End Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 4:30 PM
Location: Voorhees Hall Incl Zimmerli Art Museum
Address: 71 Hamilton Street
Campus: College Avenue
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: Free-$6
Sponsor: Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University
Category: Art
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Contact Name: Theresa Watson
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-7237
Additional Information: Culture holds the keys to the resolution of this conflict and the future of Malian democracy. This is especially important to bear in mind when solutions to the current crisis are being imposed by an international community that is unaware (or not mindful of) the interconnected histories of the peoples of the region. In addition, it is important to remember that culture is a living entity and to acknowledge the ways that Mali's cultural heritage influences contemporary culture, at home and abroad. The artist’s annual visits to Mali – along with interests in identity, social justice, and African culture – inspire her work, which bridges diverse cultures, focusing on the unique beauty and genius of each, as well as what we have in common. This presentation is co-sponsored by the Center for African Studies and supported in part by income from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Endowment Fund.
Target Audience: Current Students,  Researchers,  Visitors,  Commuters,  Donors & Supporters,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students,  Prospective Students,  Faculty,  Staff,  Alumni,  General Public,  Parents & Families