This year's annual Havighurst Lecture will highlight the ongoing protests in Belarus. "Art, Memory, and Protest in Belarus" will feature three speakers, each opening a window into the meanings of the protests and Belarusian history. Sasha Razor, a scholar who has written about the protests for the LA Review of Books, will provide important contexts to the ongoing events. Rufina Bazlova, a Belarusian artist based in Prague, will share and talk about her works that have captured the tenor of the protests. Valzhyna Mort, a US-based Belarusian poet whose collection Music for the Dead and Resurrected was named one of the best poetry books of 2020 by The New YorkTimes, will talk about her writing on political violence and the artistic response to it.
For background information, you can check out Havighurst Center Director Stephen Norris's recent article on "History, Memory, and the Art of Protest in Belarus."
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