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Ava DuVernay, Chelsea Clinton among Harvard’s ‘Vision & Justice’ participants

Ava DuVernay arrives at the 29th annual Producers Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Ava DuVernay arrives at the 29th annual Producers Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif.(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Ava DuVernay, Wynton Marsalis, Chelsea Clinton, Bryan Stevenson, and Carrie Mae Weems are scheduled to be among the attendees at “Vision & Justice: A Creative Convening on Arts, Race, and Justice” at Harvard April 25-26.

The conference will look at the impact of the arts on issues of citizenship, race, and justice, according to a press release from Harvard.

Over the two-day event, DuVernay will discuss her forthcoming Netflix miniseries, “When They See Us,” about the Central Park Five. Clinton will speak with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who uncovered the water crisis in Flint, Mich. A number of other global figures will participate in performances and discussions.

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“American citizenship has long been a project of vision and justice,” Sarah Lewis, an assistant professor at Harvard whose research and teaching inspired the event, said in a statement.

“I organized this convening based on my research and teaching, and I wanted to frame it around several guiding questions, and invite speakers who rarely converge to answer them anew.”

Registration for “Vision & Justice” opens to Harvard students and staff on April 10 and to the public April 11.

LILLIAN BROWN


Lillian Brown can be reached at lillian.brown@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @lilliangbrown.