LAWRENCE — The work of the Likikiri Collective and the realities of life in South Sudan will be topics of the free presentation "Storytelling & Epistemic Justice in South Sudan" at noon Wednesday, April 7.
The online lecture will be presented by Elfatih Atem, executive director of Likikiri Collective; Rebecca Lorins, co-founder of Likikiri Collective and assistant professor of media at the University of Juba; and Aluel Manyok Barach, feminist activist and gender adviser at Likikiri's ReStorying South Sudan project.
Individuals may register online to receive instructions on how to join the event.
Likikiri Collective is a multimedia arts and education organization located in Juba, South Sudan, that uses the arts and humanities, cultural heritage and creativity to work with communities on social issues.
Likikiri Collective is dedicated to initiating, organizing and collaborating on arts and humanities-based projects that document the life, explore the cultures and voice the concerns of South Sudanese. The community-based approach demands that projects are reflective of and connected to the economic and social realities of everyday life in the region as well as people’s struggles, desires, conflicts and hopes. They are helping to reimagine South Sudan by collaborating with local people and demonstrating the power of arts, humanities and culture to create meaningful social and economic change.
The lecture is co-sponsored by Peace & Conflict Studies of the KU Humanities Program, the Center for Global & International Studies, the Kansas African Studies Center and the departments of African & African-American Studies, History and English.