History Reconsidered: Writing to complicate the narrative, with Clint Smith
As part of our INCITEment series, Clint Smith presented in a workshop entitled “History Reconsidered: Writing to complicate the narrative." Clint Smith is a writer, teacher and Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Paris Review and The New Republic. During the presentation he read from several of his poems that covered everything from mass incarceration to the use of drones to warm memories of growing up with his parents. The conversation, held at Buell Hall, attracted more than 100 attendees.
This event is part of our INCITEment series which aims to promote conversation between the university community and the broader public. The goal of this public series is to improve public discourse surrounding the most pressing political and social issues which we currently face. This event was also co-sponsored by the Columbia University Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS).