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Cleveland, OH: IT OCCURS TO ME THAT I AM AMERICA, Panel Talk and Book Signing


June 6, 2018 / 6:30pm

Free + open to all

6:30PM Reception | 7PM Talk

Featuring Susan Crile, Angela Flournoy, and Jonathan Santlofer

Introduction by Sri Thakkilapati, ACLU of Ohio

It is imperative that the narratives we put forward illuminate rather than confound, elevate rather than suppress, and embrace rather than isolate. This dazzling volume [...] does just that.” 

-Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director, Whitney Museum of American Art

A provocative, unprecedented anthology, IT OCCURS TO ME THAT I AM AMERICA mines the American experience to draw out fundamental ideals of a free, just, and compassionate democracy. The book features original short stories by today’s most celebrated authors alongside artworks by the country’s most acclaimed artists. We invite you to join editor Jonathan Santlofer as he moderates a conversation with fellow author Angela Flournoy and Cleveland-born artist Susan Crile. Together, they will explore the state of our union and what role WE play in “We the People.”

IT OCCURS TO ME THAT I AM AMERICA was published by Touchstone/Simon & Schuster in support of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) upon the one-year anniversary of the Presidential Inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington. The book will be available for purchase in The MOCA Store during this event. A cash bar public reception will precede the talk.