E. Patrick Johnson is the Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. A scholar/artist, Johnson performs nationally and internationally and has published widely in the areas of race, gender, sexuality, and
performance. Johnson is a prolific performer and scholar, and an inspiring teacher, whose research and artistry has greatly impacted African American studies, Performance studies, and Gender and Sexuality studies.
Drawing on the research for his forthcoming book, Honeypot, Johnson will share how he uses creative nonfiction to engage questions of gender, sexuality, region, and power relations while conducting oral histories of black southern women who love women.
About Converge Detroit
Converge Detroit, is bringing artists, thinkers, academics and cultural workers together to consider the inaugural conference’s theme: Beyond Space: Unbounded Theory and Practice. Throughout the day, attendees will have an opportunity to hear short presentations from 14 invited artists and scholars covering a broad range of disciplines. “Converge Detroit” will be held on October 19th at the Detroit School of Arts (123 Selden Street, Detroit, MI 48201) from 11:30am-6pm, followed by the opening of the “Beyond Space” exhibition and artist reception at 7 pm. Visit www.ConvergeDetroit.com or www.thecarrcenter.org for more information or to register.
The Carr Center
Born out of the Arts League of Michigan in 2009, the Carr Center has been furthering the organization’s mission to “preserve, present, promote and develop the African and African-
American cultural arts traditions within our multicultural community” for the past decade. The Carr Center has also established a network of community hubs to provide wider access to art via a constellation of venues set up throughout the city of Detroit.