2023 Community Fellow

with Utica Institute Museum for Diaspora Solidarities Lab

The Diaspora Solidarities Lab (DSL) is a multi-institutional Black feminist partnership that supports solidarity work in Black and Ethnic Studies conducted by undergraduates, graduate students, faculty members, and community partners who are committed to transformative justice and accountable to communities beyond the Western academy. The DSL Community Fellows are non-academic/non-institutionally affiliated community organizers, artists, cultural workers or groups who collaborate on projects with other participants and innovate DSL-sponsored projects of their own. The DSL Community Fellows program invests in collaborative community work and supporting practitioners doing the work where they are.

johnson continues to expand his work in Utica, MS, returning to a relationship with the Utica Institute Museum (UIM) and the work of Director Jean Greene and Hinds-Utica CC English Professor Dan Fuller. Working together to build on the UIM tour through the Town of Utica, johnson, Greene, and Fuller will collaborate to make site specific oral histories available at public sites of memory for the Utica Institute and founder William H. Holtzclaw. These oral histories will be coupled with a visual experience similar to a diorama which will engage the public with interior worlds of memory while they stand in witness of that same site as it exists today - some absent, others dilapidated, and areas of preservation with the complications and celebrations those invoke. 

revised 5/11/2023
Stay tuned here for updates. 

daniel@significantdevelopments.us — Jackson, Mississippi