Please join us for an oral history of the Tommie Smith and John Carlos statue on the campus of San Jose State University.
There is no seating so please feel free to bring a blanket or chair.
Total time, about 30 minutes but please feel free to linger.
Cotton will talk to us about how the status was conceived, designed, constructed and placed in this location. He will talk about aspects of this statue and original images that are in many ways a part of the visual lexicon of human rights. In addition, he will add insights adn a refreshing look at the many facets of this iconic work.
Presented by Cotton Stevenson, SJSU MS Mass Communications, 2017 MA Intercultural Communications, 2016. Recipient of the prestigious CEED award for Contributions to Enhance Equity and Diversity at SJSU, founder of Diversity Day at SJSU and in the city of San Jose. He also wrote, directed and produced the first ever documentary about diversity at SJSU and is currently working on a documentary about the making of Tommie Smith/John Carlos statue, set for release in October 2018 in conjunction with events to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.
Sponsors: San Jose Peace and Justice Center, WILPF San Jose, and Raging Grannies - San Jose Gaggle.