Performance by Stacie Haneline and Taylor Stayton to be featured on the Un-American Blackbox’s Digital Gallery

Faculty artist, Stacie Haneline and world-renowned tenor, Taylor Stayton were chosen to be featured on the digital gallery of the Un American Blackbox along with 9 other artists.   The Un-American Blackbox is a multi-media creative space for the recalibration of what it means to be American. Ibram X. Kendi’s words root our mission: to center and uplift those Americans the state might label “un-American;” those engaged in the fight to “extend power and freedom to every single American.” Un-American Blackbox celebrates the many diverse and legitimate ways American identity manifests through original artworks, discourse, and community engagement. The Blackbox is a safe space for the consideration, interrogation, and reconstruction of our national identity. Our work is to deconstruct the fissure between “American” and “un-American,” in order to forge a new definition, compassionately representative of the full American population.  Haneline and Stayton performed Martin Rokeach’s, “Well, Mr. Diary” from “Bodies on the Line: The Great Flint Sit-Down Strike” which was commissioned by the Oakland Symphony in 2020.

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