The devastating consequences of Russia’s war in Ukraine are felt both in Ukraine and globally. With the aim of building our collective knowledge, educational resources, and solidarity efforts as cultural practitioners, Creative Time and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School gathered a range of speakers for an emergency teach-in on the evolving crisis on Saturday, March 12, 2022. You may watch the full recording of the Zoom meeting in the YouTube video above.
This session was offered as an introduction to what is happening in Ukraine as of March 2022: How did we get here? What are anti-war, anti-imperialist, anti-settler colonial pathways forward? What does solidarity look like, with Ukraine and oppressed people internationally? What might the role of artists and art workers be in this struggle?
Mohammad Al Attar, playwright and essayist, Syria
Larissa Babji, writer and curator, Ukraine
Luba Cortes, Immigrant Defense Coordinator, Make the Road, New York [not included in recording]
Nadine Farid Johnson, Director, PEN America, Washington, DC
Chelsi West Ohueri, University of Texas Austin Assistant Professor in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Jessica Pisano, Associate Professor of Politics, The New School for Social Research, New York
Mykola Ridnyi, artist, Ukraine
Find the reading list for the event here.
The recorded Zoom video includes American Sign Language interpretation.