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If you could change something undesirable or perilous that you were “born with”—for example, a physical trait or disease predilection—would you do it? Join Dr. Saba Valadkhan of Case Western Reserve University and Dr. Jonathan Smith of the Cleveland Clinic as they discuss genetic editing, in which DNA is inserted, deleted, modified or replaced in the genome of a living organism. This conversation, moderated by moCa’s Assistant Curator A.
Princess is a performance art duo, a collaboration between Alexis Gideon and Michael O’Neill that uses music as the backbone of a multi-disciplinary practice. Princess explores queerness and the concept of masculinity. Simultaneously gay, straight, queer, masculine and feminine, Princess embodies the fluidity and coherence between the seemingly contradictory. Princess was formed in 2004 in the Chicago DIY Performance space Texas Ballroom.
A Conversation with James Robenalt Ballots & Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerilla Warfare in 1968
How much do you know about July 23, 1968–a critical night in Cleveland history– and what followed? Did you know that Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X delivered important, galvanizing speeches from the same pulpit in Cleveland?
Join the author and learn how these events provide the basis for his 2018 book, Ballots & Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerilla Warfare in 1968, which examines the revolutionary calls for addressing racism through guerrilla warfare in America’s streets.