The Tireless Pursuit: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Mĩcere Gĩthae Mũgo as Activist, Artist, and Architect of Alternative Sites of Knowledge
Professor Mĩcere Gĩthae Mũgo, a world-renowned poet, playwright, literary critic, and scholar, is widely studied across the disciplines in the arts, humanities, social sciences and education. In spring 2015, this Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence retires after teaching in Syracuse University’s Department of African American Studies since 1993. “The Tireless Pursuit” celebrates the legacy of Mũgo as activist, artist, and academic. Central to her pursuit of new sites of knowledge is orature—or the art of the spoken word—as resistance art that tirelessly fights for independence for African descendants, human empowerment, and critical social justice. For Mũgo this included the mission: “to enlighten; educate widely; engage new knowledges and ideas; hold conversations among cultures; [and] use knowledge to create change.” Please join us for this momentous event.