Cross Talk: A Multicultural Feminist Symposium: The Invisible Hand of Censorship
June 6 1993
“Cross Talk addresses the entangled questions of race, gender and sexuality, bringing together a wide range of activists, artists, and cultural critics who have energetically fought against racism and sexism in cultural institutions, educational programs, medical practices, and the legal system. Rather than recreate a set of neat oppositions–black versus white, Latino versus Anglo – Cross Talk will chart the overlapping and contradictory worlds inhabited by diverse communities.
How have feminist artists, journalists, filmmakers, and musicians negotiated the conflicting pressures exerted by various community expectations and institutional contexts? How have femlnists resisted both censorship and self-censorship, and allowed their work to "talk
back” through reflexive and subversive strategies?
Shu Lea Cheang: media artist and filmmaker.
Janet Henry: visual artist and former program associate at the New York State Council on the Arts, and working member of WAV’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion
Maria Hinojosa: award-winning journalist and staff reporter for National Public Radio.
Jolene Rickard: artist, lecturer, curator, and writer on Native American issues.
Tricia Rose: critic of contemporary culture and politics, teacher of African Studies and History at New York University.
Moderator: Mallika Dutt, lawyer and activist.“1