Barnard proudly inaugurates the Lewis-Ezekoye Distinguished Lecture in Africana Studies. Celebrating the lifelong friendship between Denise Jackson Lewis and Adeaze Otue Ezekoye, two class of 1966 alumnae, the lecture series will highlight some of the most innovative and inspiring scholars, artists, activists, and thinkers in the national and transnational diaspora. Ntozake Shange, poet, playwright, and another visionary alumna, joins artist-activist Sydnie Mosley to discuss their art, movement, the collaborations that fuel their work, and the forces they've had to negotiate when creating it. Shange is perhaps most famous for her choreopoem, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf. Producing experiential dance works with her all-women company, SLMDances, Mosley uses her art to organize for gender and racial justice.