North Carolina-based artist, curator and author Endia Beal will visit Northern Michigan University, where she will give a keynote presentation at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, in Art & Design room 165. Those who register to attend can also sign up to participate in a two-hour workshop with Beal at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Peninsula V room at the Northern Center.
Beal merges fine art with social justice, and uses photography and video to reveal experiences unique to people of color. She is featured in several online editorials, including The New York Times, NBC, BET, Huffington Post and National Geographic. Her work has been displayed in several institutions as well, including Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham, N.C., and The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, Mich.
The keynote talk Beal is leading provides a retrospective of her work, including Office Scene, 9 to 5, Can I Touch it?, and Am I What You're Looking For? These works examine the personal and contemporary stories of women of color working in the corporate space while addressing the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Beal's workshop will offer an innovative, engaging and relatable approach to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) training. The workshop is designed around the idea that diversity enhances creativity and leads to unfettered discoveries, and seeks to expand personal and cultural boundaries.
These events were made possible by a Michigan Art and Culture Council grant. Only 35 will be able to attend the workshop; others will be assigned to a waitlist. To register for these events, click here.