Outta Sight: Black Listening in Performance

Join us for an evening of celebration with

Duriel E. Harris, Tracie Morris, Sylvia Ewing,

Me’ChelleSterling Plumpp, and avery r. young

with musical guest Justin Dillard & Special Guest DJ Shawn Buddha Ryder


Doors open at 6:30pm CT with DJ set

Reading & Performance & Book Signing: 7-9:30pm CT

Location, Driving, Parking, and Building Accessibility info

can be found at this link: https://www.logancenter.uchicago.edu/visit

**This event is free and open to the public


Obsidian’s Black Listening special issue provides an environment for thought about, and engagement with, Black aesthetic practices that attend to active aural witnessing/discovery. This type of listening spans concepts of time, environment, space, ability, embodiment, genre, and historical markers. We ask: “What does it mean to ‘listen —Black’?”

Black Listening affirms embodied awarenesses of Black folx holding space for our diversity, our struggles, our desires, our joy, our suffering, as well as multiple layers of context—of BEING—grounded in the fact /materiality /actuality of each of us BEING both a person and an essential element of a collective creativity.