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The chameleon was a one-time thing. Probably. My name is Alaina Johns. I'm a freelance writer and editor based in Philadelphia, PA.  

 

 

PAFA presents Sonya Clark’s ‘Unraveling’: Philly takes down a Confederate monument

PAFA presents Sonya Clark’s ‘Unraveling’: Philly takes down a Confederate monument

Published on November 17, 2017 with Broad Street Review

In November 2017, a speaker on the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ (PAFA) Forum on Art and the Election noted that hospital custodians and auto mechanics save more lives than acclaimed cardiac surgeons do. The hallmark of Western culture is forgetting our intertwined identities. 

An interactive panel discussion with artists Sonya Clark and Amos Paul Kennedy, moderated by PAFA museum director Brooke Davis Anderson, kicked off a weekend of activities marking one year since the 2016 election. In brief remarks, State Senator Vincent Hughes rejected a “new normal” and urged resistance: “The reality that exists at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is not a reality we should allow to exist.” Read more

Examining gender bias in venture capital funding

Examining gender bias in venture capital funding

James Forman Jr. on ‘Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America’: When representation isn't enough

James Forman Jr. on ‘Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America’: When representation isn't enough