Documenting INEQUITY

Date & Time February 7, 2014 12:00pm
Slater Concourse Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center

Economic inequality – the gap between the rich and everyone else – is growing worldwide. Many argue that this gap also gives rise to inequity – a powerful disparity in fairness, equal opportunity and social justice. In the fall of 2013, the Program for Narrative and Docu- mentary Practice introductory class was given a six-week assignment to tell a story about this issue locally. This exhibition is the result of their work. The mass media inundates us with economic information on unemployment rates, fiscal policies, and political impasse. Inequity is a collection of stories that describe the growing inequalities in human terms -- to make injustices visible.
Opening Lecture by Professor Pawan Dhingra
Professor and Chair of Sociology at Tufts, Professor Dhingra joined Tufts after serving as Associate Professor at Oberlin College and as Assistant Professor at Bucknell University. From 2011-2012 he also served as Museum Curator at the Smithsonian Institution. As curator he assisted in research, securing objects for the Smithsonian, exhibition design, fundraising, community outreach, oral histories, and more. He is the author of Life Behind the Lobby: Indian American Motel Owners and the American Dream. His teaching interests include topics of culture, inequality, race, immigration, identity, and Asian American Studies. He has received three teaching awards/ recognitions.