KINGSTON, ON – The Alma Mater Society (AMS) is partnering with ArtStreet at the University of Dayton to bring an art installation entitled “GHETTO: A Retail Art Installation” to the Queen’s campus. The installation is a retail art experience that seeks to take the commercialized aspects surrounding the use of the term ‘ghetto’ and turn them into social/political/economic commentary. The exhibit will be housed in the Fireplace Lounge on the second floor of the Queen’s Centre from Tuesday, February 23rd to Monday, March 14th.

The opening night event will consist of a speakers’ panel featuring Rodney Veal and Brian DaLuca, two of the Artistic Producers for the original installation, and Alex Chung, the AMS Social Issues Commissioner. The panel will discuss the original ideas behind the installation, the importance of language and history, and the social climate at Dayton surrounding the use of the word ‘ghetto’ as well as the parallels and contrasts it presents to that of the climate at Queen’s. There will be time for questions from the audience as well as a casual meet and greet with Mr. Veal and Mr. DaLuca afterwards.

Location: Common Ground Coffeehouse
Date: February 23rd, 2016
Time: 5:30pm – 6:00pm

Please direct all media inquiries to Jessamine Luck, AMS Marketing & Communications Officer, at marcomm@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x 75850

BACKGROUNDER

Alma Mater Society (AMS) – http://www.myAMS.org

The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 16,000 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. The constituency is represented through 10 faculty and residence societies. The AMS Council, which is made up of a three-person executive, six commissioners, and three directors, oversees all day-to-day activities within the Society, including 10 corporate services and over 50 government committees that address virtually all matters of student life at Queen’s.

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