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A Deeper Understanding of Homelessness

February 18, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Presented by Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown

Please join us at the Museum of Art DeLand for an interactive presentation on homelessness by scholar-educator and human rights artivist Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown, featuring Tampa-based Renato Rampolla’s new photo exhibition Dignity – The Light Within.

Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown
Photo/Scott A. Miller

Dr. Shankar-Brown, Jessie Ball duPont Chair of Social Justice Education at Stetson University and an Executive Board Member of the National Coalition for the Homeless, has spent most of her life dedicated to addressing, ending, and preventing homelessness through intersectional justice approaches. This presentation will provide an intimate view and deeper understanding of homelessness, along with an equity-centered call to action. In juxtaposition with Rampolla’s powerful photography exhibit, Shankar-Brown will weave together historical and current research, diverse narratives, and original poetry from her new collection Tuluminous. Richard Blanco, Presidential Inaugural Poet and Education Ambassador of the Academy of American Poets called Tuluminous “a marvelous and meaningful testimony of the power of language to heal and transform.”

Event Details

When: Thursday, February 18, 2021, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Museum of Art DeLand – 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32720

RSVP: Required

Admission: Free

Seating is limited and RSVP is required by Feb. 17, 2021.   Call (386) 734-4371 to reserve you space.


Top image: Day of Wrath, Renato Rampolla, Archival pigment print


February 18, 2021
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Museum of Art – DeLand
600 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, FL 32720 United States
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