Nimíipuu Mole Julian Ankney, coming to you from the Nimíipuu or Nez Perce reservation in Idaho, interviews Thabiti Lewis, WSU Vancouver English Professor and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs about the documentary film Bam! The Black Arts Movement. Dr. Lewis made the film with Dr. Pavithra Narayanan, Associate Professor of English at Washington State University Vancouver and Academic Director of the College of Arts and Sciences. The segment was produced by Desiree Hellegers. Ankney and Hellegers also teach in the Department of English, and the Moles' Laurie Mercier in the Department of History at WSU Vancouver. All five are affiliated with WSU Vancouver's Collective for Social and Environmental Justice or CSEJ. This week CSEJ received WSU's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community, Equity, and Social Justice Award for 2021!
Image credit: Courtesy Detroit Institute of Arts