Sharon Daniel: Secret Injustices 2007-2016
Schmidt Center Gallery & Public Space: February 3 - April 1, 2017
Opening: Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 6:30pm
Inside the Distance by Sharon Daniel
This exhibition of work by scholar and artist Sharon Daniel will present a series of interactive and multi-media installation
projects that document the secret injustices of the criminal justice system and the prison industrial complex. Daniel
creates digital media art that engages the public in a critical dialogue about crime and punishment and challenges the
assumption that imprisonment provides a solution to social problems. The exhibition has been developed in collaboration
with Wendy Hinshaw from the Department of English and a multi-disciplinary group of college faculty focused on exploring
the use of new digital technologies for the presentation of research and scholarship.
List of Participant Names:
Julie Anne Ward
Exhibition Public Programming:
10 am, February 16, Schmidt Center Gallery
Faculty Panel and Roundtable on the Sharon Daniel Project
Panel will include Wendy Hinshaw, Julie Anne Ward, Becka McKay, Camila Afanador-Llach, Jeffrey Galin, and graduate students.
6pm, February 3, Schmidt Center Gallery
Gallery Talk with Sharon Daniel
Additional Public Programming:
FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, along with PJHR,
South Florida Cultural Platform and Student Affairs presents
A series of exhibitions and lectures on the theme of Social Justice
5 pm, January 18, Student Union Grand Palm Room
Diversity Address by Shaun King - Jeffery Shaun King is an American writer and civil rights activist.
He is noted for his use of social media to promote religious, charitable, and social causes, including
the Black Lives Matter movement. He is the senior justice writer for the New York Daily News.
Previously, he was a contributing writer Daily Kos. More info at the Office of Diversity
and Multicultural Affairs 561-297-3959 or firstname.lastname@example.org
6 pm, January 19, Ritter Art Gallery
- Exhibition and Opening Reception- January 20 – March 4, 2017 -
Community Justice: The Black Panther Party and Other Civil Rights Movementsis an exhibition that explores
and examines the various social justice movements of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The exhibition features
photography, film/video and vintage and digital print materials that highlight various social justice movements,
including the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement. These still and moving images and
printed documents showcase the type of change-provoking programs these movements instituted, such as the
Black Panther Party's various survival programs offering education, healthcare, and free food to aid their respective
communities. Chris Robé, Ph.D., film scholar and associate professor in FAU’s School of Communication and Multimedia
Studies describes the exhibition as "a timely reminder of how activism and dissent can influence change in our society."
6:30 pm, February 2, Schmidt Center Gallery & Public Space
Sharon Daniel: Secret Injustices 2007-2016
- Exhibition and Opening Reception – February 3 – April 1, 2017 -
Scholar and artist Sharon Daniel will present a series of interactive and multi-media installation projects
that document the secret injustices of the criminal justice system and the prison industrial complex.
Daniel creates digital media art that engages the public in a critical dialogue about crime and punishment
and challenges the assumption that imprisonment provides a solution to social problems. The exhibition
has been developed in collaboration with Wendy Hinshaw from the Department of English and a
multi-disciplinary group of college faculty focused on exploring the use of new digital technologies for the
presentation of research and scholarship.
8 pm, February 2, University Theatre
Emergency by Daniel Beaty - Performance by award-winning actor, singer, writer and composer Daniel Beaty.
A slave ship emerges in front of the Statue of Liberty sending New York into a whirlwind of emotion and
exploration in this explosive solo tour de force featuring slam poetry, multi-character transformation and song.
Daniel Beaty portrays a cast of 40 characters including a homeless man, a scientist, a republican business
executive, a street vendor and an 11-year old boy from the projects who all respond to the unexpected
phenomenon. Emergency weaves a stirring commentary on what it is to be human and the longing to be free.
Information at www.fau.edu/theatre or 561-297-3810.
7 pm, February 9, Ritter Art Gallery
Film Screening and Panel Discussion with Filmmakers Iris Morales and Andrew Padilla
Faculty: Chris Robe, PhD, Film and Media Studies/Literature, Florida Atlantic University Iris Morales is a
New York City filmmaker who came to documentary filmmaking after many years as a community activist,
educator and attorney. Andrew Padilla is an Artist, Educator & Independent Journalist born and raised in
East Harlem covering displacement in America.
5:30 pm, February 23, University Theatre Lobby and Sculpture Gallery
Social Justice Exchange - Description forthcoming.
7 pm, February 23, University Theatre
Angela Davis - Angela Davis is currently the Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness
and of Feminist Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz. She is also a founding member of
Critical Resistance, a national organization dedicated to the dismantling of the “prison industrial complex,”
a term which she helped to popularize. She is most concerned with the range of social problems associated
with incarceration and the generalized criminalization of those communities that are most affected by poverty
and racial discrimination. Her recent books include Abolition Democracy and Are Prisons Obsolete?, a new
edition of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, and a collection of essays titled The Meaning of Freedom.
Schedule Subject to Change
All College of Arts & Letters Spring 2017 Social Justice Events
Images, from left: Undoing Time | Pledge, 2013, detail of installation view, embroidered American flag
Undoing Time | S.O.S., 2013, detail of installation view, targets produced in a prison print shop for police
shooting practice, paired with a video interview of “Franky,” a 21-year-old man, who was a member of
California’s notorious Norteño gang