Artists-Activists Reimagining Justice: Quenna Lené Barrett and JeeYeun Lee

Date / Time

March 31, 2022

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm


How do women and gender non-conforming artists who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color decide to use their creative skills to bolster social justice movements? How does their work engage racial and economic justice to imagine new possibilities with and for their local communities and beyond? How do they bring this work into the academy and vice-versa?

This Women’s History Month, the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center is hosting dialogues with artists, activists and educators to explore these questions and inspire new ways to work collectively toward a better world.

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Quenna Lené Barrett is a theater artist + practitioner, whose work gathers folks of diverse backgrounds, centers marginalized identities, learns from Black radical wisdom, and then dreams collectively to act boldly through those learnings. She is the Associate Director of Education and Engagement at the Goodman Theatre, a company member with ICAH’s For Youth Inquiry company, an Associate Artist with Pivot Arts, an adjunct professor at DePaul University, and a member of the leadership circle of the Center for Performance and Civic Practice.

JeeYeun Lee is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores dynamics of history, power, and resistance through performance and socially engaged projects. Her work has been shown in Chicago, Detroit, Santa Fe, Ohio, Missouri, and France. She has worked with social justice and community-based organizations for over thirty years in immigrant rights, economic justice, LGBTQ issues, and domestic violence.

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