Panel Discussion with Dr. Paul C. Taylor and Actor/Director Cory Bowles: Black Aesthetics and Representations of Anti-Black Violence.

Photo of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, courtesy of the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum.

You are invited to a panel discussion with notable artists and scholars about the issues and stakes involved in the aesthetic depiction of black life in the media and popular culture. The panelists will address questions of black aesthetics in sharing their responses to the film Black Cop, written and directed by Cory Bowles. Cory Bowles will also be screening Black Cop on Feb. 5.

Date: Thursday, February 6, 6.30 p.m.
Place: The Alumni Hall, NAB, University of King’s College, 6350 Coburg Rd.


Paul C. Taylor, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy and African American Studies, Vanderbilt University

Cory Bowles, actor/director (Trailer Park Boys), choreographer, musician, writer and film director

El Jones, spoken word poet, professor, journalist, community activist

Michael Alexander Jerome Earle (aka MAJE), songwriter, performer, entrepreneur

Michael Thomas, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Director of Africana Studies, Susquehanna University

Lissa Skitolsky, 2019-2020 Simon and Riva Spatz Visiting Chair of Jewish Studies, Dalhousie University