Theme Guides

USC Visions and Voices creates theme guides for selected events featuring information on the event topics, guest speakers and artists, participating organizations, and additional resources. Theme guides may be accessed at the links below.

1/19/24: Nobody Knows: Unmuted Voices 43rd Annual USC Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Program
1/25–31/24: Blood Baby – Theme Guide
2/20/24: An Evening with CommonTheme Guide
2/28/24: waheedworks: Bodies as Site of Faith and ProtestProgram and Theme Guide
3/21/24: About Face: Women, War, and Re-envisioning TroyTheme Guide
3/23/24: CHRISTEENE: The Lion The Witch And The Cobra – Program and Theme Guide
4/1–2/24: About Face: Walking TourTheme Guide
4/6/24: The Great Wall of Los Angeles at 40: A Conversation with Judy Baca and Screening of Mur Murs –Theme Guide
4/27/24:  Rhythms + Visions / Expanded + Live 4Program

FALL 2023
8/25/23: Keith Haring: Art Is for Everybody – Theme Guide
9/8/23: Make Mend II: Unravel, UnwindTheme Guide
9/13/23: What Is American: PUBLIQuartetProgram and Theme Guide
9/20/23: Hip Hop 50: Celebrating Hip Hop Dance ScholarshipTheme Guide
9/22/23: This Is Not a True StoryTheme Guide
9/30/23: Arts, Activism, and Reproductive Rights: Workshops, Panel, and Procession Theme Guide
9/30/23:Hip Hop 50: A Birthday Party for Hip HopTheme Guide
10/4/23: Hip Hop 50: Celebrating Collaboration & Community – Theme Guide
10/15/23: Here, My Voice – Program
10/16/23: Boundless Curiosity: An Evening with Mark RiosTheme Guide
10/19/23: Ephrat Asherie Dance: UNDERSCORED – Theme Guide
10/24/23: Let’s Talk about George Floyd: Systemic Racism in the United States TodayTheme Guide
10/26–29/23: Ghosts of USC: A Historical HauntProgram and Theme Guide
10/27/23: Rebecca Gomperts Discusses Art, Activism, and Reproductive Rights Theme Guide
11/2/23: An Evening with Enrique Martínez Celaya Including a Conversation with Martin Brest Theme Guide
11/13/23: An Evening with Maxine Hong Kingston Theme Guide
11/17/23: Make Mend II: Tools of the Trade Theme Guide
11/30/23: LA Opera: El Último Sueño de Frida y Diego  – Theme Guide
12/2/23: The Upcycled Self: An Evening with Black Thought from The Roots – Theme Guide

1/17/23: MLK/FBI – A Screening and Conversation with Sam Pollard Theme Guide
1/20/23: Gibney CompanyProgram and Theme Guide
1/25/23: John Singleton: A Celebration – Baby Boy – Theme Guide
1/27–28/23: Losing Ground @ 40 – Program and Theme Guide
2/1/23: SOUL! 2023: Producing to Power in the 21st Century – Theme Guide
2/8/23: Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance – Screening and ConversationTheme Guide
2/11/23: Yuja Wang & Dudamel: Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Symphonic DancesTheme Guide
2/15/23: A.I.M by Kyle Abraham: An Untitled LoveProgram and Theme Guide
2/21/23: An Evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones – Theme Guide
3/2/23: Sunday in the Park with George – Theme Guide
3/5/23: John Singleton: A Celebration – Hustle & Flow/Black Snake Moan – Theme Guide
3/8/23: Birds of No Nation: Afghan Women on Art, Gender, Freedom, and Exile Theme Guide
3/21/23: The Vanishing Worlds of Audubon Theme Guide
3/22/23: John Singleton: A Celebration – Four Brothers Theme Guide
3/23/23: Rewriting War: A Conversation with Refugee WritersTheme Guide
3/31/23: Dismantling Orientalism: This Is Not a True Story – Theme Guide
4/12/23: Cynossema: A Dirge from the Dog’s Tomb –  Program and Theme Guide
4/20/23: John Singleton: A Celebration – Snowfall – Theme Guide
4/30/23:Tales of Clamor by PULLproject Ensemble – Program and Theme Guide

FALL 2022
8/26–27/22: John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask: The Origin of LoveProgram and Theme Guide
9/9/22:  Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, MuseTheme Guide
9/9/22: John Singleton: A Celebration – Boyz n the Hood – Theme Guide
9/20/22: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! – Theme Guide
9/21/22: John Singleton: A Celebration – Poetic JusticeTheme Guide
9/29/22: Monica Bill Barnes & Company: The Running ShowProgram and Theme Guide
9/30/22: Live Artists Live: Sings of Freedom – Program and Theme Guide
10/8/22:  Taipei Night at the USC Pacific Asia Museum Theme Guide
10/11/22:  Interstitial: A Book of (Musical) StoriesProgram and Theme Guide
10/12/22: John Singleton: A Celebration – Higher LearningTheme Guide
10/20/22: (Un)DocumentsTheme Guide
10/25/22: Lido Pimienta in ConcertTheme Guide
10/26/22: Uta Awase: A Modern Take on the Traditional Japanese Poetry Contest Theme Guide
11/1/22: An Evening with Natasha Trethewey – Theme Guide
11/3/22: Dahlak Brathwaite: Try/Step/TripProgram and Theme Guide
11/9/22: John Singleton: A Celebration – Rosewood – Theme Guide
11/13/22: August Wilson’s Radio Golf – Theme Guide
11/16/22: Interstitial Satellite ConcertProgram
11/30/22: John Singleton: A Celebration – Shaft – Theme Guide

1/21/22: Art, Identity, and Power: An Evening with Rocky Rivera and Audrey ChanTheme Guide
2/2/22: Decolonizing Research: A Conversation with Indigenous ScholarsTheme Guide
2/11–12/22: Doug Varone and Dancers – Program and Theme Guide
2/16/22: Keith Wailoo – Inequalities Unmasked: What Pandemics Reveal about American Society from the Spanish Flu to COVID-19 – Theme Guide
2/17/22: Everybody’s Talking about Jamie – Theme Guide
2/23/22: Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free – Theme Guide
2/26/22: Roving Studio Triptych with Artist KiteTheme Guide
3/2/22: The Soldier’s TaleProgram and Theme Guide
3/3/22: Archival Intimacies: Queering South/East Asian DiasporasTheme Guide
3/9/22: California Dystopia: Understanding Climate Change and Social Collapse through Science FictionTheme Guide
3/11/22:Chutney Popcorn – Screening and Conversation with Nisha Ganatra and Maryam KeshavarzTheme Guide
3/26/22: The Real James Bond…Was Dominican – Theme Guide
3/31/22: Tracing Our Creative Origins: A Workshop with Sita Kuratomi BhaumikTheme Guide
4/1/22: Belonging as Survival: Creativity, Activism, and CommunityTheme Guide
4/7/22: Borrowed Recipes: Migrant Food Worlds of the Silk RoadTheme Guide
4/13/22: Michele Bratcher Goodwin – Dying While Black: Race, Maternity, and the Reproductive Health Care System – Theme Guide
4/14/22: Crafting Change: An Afternoon with the Social Justice Sewing Academy Theme Guide
4/15/22: Make Mend: Kintsugi HackTheme Guide
4/21–22/22: Ku’er Worlds: Queering Chinese American Identities in Art and Film – Theme Guide
4/29–30/22: South of Expo: Art, Artists, and Cultural Spaces since the 1960s – Theme Guide

FALL 2021
10/16/21: Because of Anita: Truth, Justice, Race, Gender, and Power–30 Years LaterProgram and Theme Guide
10/21/21: Masters of the Currents Program and Theme Guide
11/2/21: An Evening with Zadie SmithTheme Guide
11/4–6/21: USSR 30: Cinema after the CollapseSchedule and Theme Guide
11/11/21: Waging Peace in Vietnam: Protest Movements and Social ChangeTheme Guide
11/15/21: Midnight Traveler: Capturing the Global Refugee Crisis on FilmTheme Guide
12/2/21: Rhythms and Revolution: Race, Gender, and Jazz – Terri Lyne Carrington, säje, and Patrice Rushen in Concert – Theme Guide
12/4/21: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee: A Marathon Reading Theme Guide
12/6/21: Make Mend: I’m DYE-ING to Make That! Theme Guide


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