Pennington Lecture 2022: The Main Event

The Pennington Lecture: “Vision & Justice” by Sarah Lewis, Harvard University

CCC Pennington Lecture FlyerWhen it comes to justice, Sarah Lewis knows the power that artists, visionaries and iconic images have on our society. Having served on President Barack Obama’s Arts Policy Committee, and Guest-Editor of Aperture’s smash-hit “Vision & Justice” issue, Sarah zeroes in on the importance of photography, art and images as indicators of citizenship and catalysts of social change. In this empowering and timely talk, Sarah combines art history, race, American history, and technical innovation to paint a picture of cultural transformation and understanding. The road to true progressive change is often hard to communicate, but Sarah will show you the crucial nature of art for justice, and how progress can be seen through images.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

  • 5pm Reception, Avery Court, Wadsworth Atheneum (light fare)
  • 6pm Lecture, Theater, Wadsworth Atheneum, also streaming online

Free and Open to the Public

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The Rise by Sarah Lewis: Panel Discussion

The Rise by Sarah Lewis: Panel DiscussionThe Rise Book Cover

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 (12 PM – 1:30 PM)

Location: In Wadsworth Atheneum Theater, also streaming online

In advance of the Pennington Lecture, join Capital Professor Antoinette Brim-Bell and a panel of colleagues and students for an open discussion of The Rise.

Free and Open to the Public

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Breakfast and Lecture on the Life of James Pennington by Christopher L. Webber

Breakfast and Lecture on the Life of James Pennington by Christopher L. Webber

Thursday, April 21, 2022 (8 AM – 10 AM)Christopher L. Webber

Location: Centinel Hill Hall and Degnan Hall, Capital Community College

Includes breakfast, viewing of student projects, lecture on James Pennington, book table and book signing.

Free and open to the public. In-person only.American Backbone Book Cover

Christopher L. Webber is author of American to the Backbone: The Life of James W.C. Pennington. See his biography under About the Speakers.

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Common Read Book Discussion

The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery by Dr. Sarah Lewis

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

An event for Capital Staff and Faculty
Organized by The Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

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