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April 2018

Join Us for the Biennial Africa House Gala Celebration!

April 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: New York University Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012 United States
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Join us for the Biennial Africa House Gala Celebration on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at New York University’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal Pavilion, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

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September 2018

Save the Date – Celebration of Manthia Diawara

September 19, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:15 pm
Location: Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South
New York City, NY 10012 United States
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Join us the evening of September 19th as we honor and say thank you to Manthia Diawara for his years of dedicated service and vision for the Institute of African American Affairs.

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Africa Diaspora Forum-Dr. Aurora Vergara Figuerora

September 26, 2018
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Dr. Aurora Vergara Figueroa, Universidad Icesi (Colombia) Aurora Vergara Figueroa is the director of the Afrodiasporic Studies Center ( Centro de Estudios Afrodiaspóricos) at Icesi University. She is an Afrocolombian who holds a PhD from the Sociology Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she concentrated on the sociological study of Afrocolombians deracinated from the Colombian Pacific coast and the long durée of land dispossession in the world-system. Also she develops research on the Afrodiasporic feminist movement in Colombia.…

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October 2018

CIT.I.ZEN.SHIP: REFLECTIONS ON RIGHTS

October 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Department of Photography, 721 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
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October 4, 2018 - January 18, 2019 Department of Photography & Imaging Galleries NYU Tisch School of the Arts 721 Broadway Lobby & 8th floor Lorie Novak and Deborah Willis, Ph.D., curators Riana Gideon, assistant curator   To accept one’s past — one’s history is not the same thing as drowning in it; it is learning how to use it. An invented past can never be used; it cracks and crumbles under the pressures of life like clay in a…

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Dr. Tejumola Olaniyan “Cartooning the Rwandan Genocide: Propaganda, Pleasure, Evil, Interest.” 

October 10, 2018
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  Dr. Tejumola Olaniyan will present his paper, "Cartooning the Rwandan Genocide: Propaganda, Pleasure, Evil, Interest." At this forum, This paper asks: what is the role of mass propaganda in the commission of mass-scale evil such as genocide? If the latter is impossible without the former, and pleasure and the pleasurable are at the heart of every successful propaganda, does it mean that pleasure and evil have a relationship? What is the name of that relationship? And, yes, what if political cartoons, the typically radical…

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Economics and Culture 2018 Annual Conference by NYU Development Research Institute, NYU Africa House, and the C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics at NYU

October 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: New York University Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012 United States
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  New York University Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion (10th Floor) 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012 Overview: There has been increasing interest over the last decade in understanding the role of culture in shaping development outcomes. The push has come from many directions: from studying economic history, from the institutions and growth literature, from political economy, and more recently from a literature that has explicitly tried to measure dimensions of culture and their evolution and their impact on…

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Roundtable on Activism in Buenos Aires with Afro-Argentine Youth

October 16, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center Room 342E, 53 Washington Square S
New York, NY 10012 United States
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Join Agrupación Xangó as they share their experiences and challenges as young activists promoting social change in their nation.

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A CONVERSATION WITH AFRO COLOMBIAN ACTIVIST MIYELA RIASCOS

October 16, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center Room 342E, 53 Washington Square S
New York, NY 10012 United States
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CLACS is proud to present a conversation with Miyela Riascos moderated by Roosbelinda Cardenas, CLACS Visiting Scholar 2018-19. This event is hosted in collaboration with Witness for Peace. About Miyela Riascos: This amazing woman is a Colombian ethno-educator and anthropologist who works with various social organizations and victims' groups in the area of territorial and human rights, peace and environmental education, and community organizing. She had to flee her territory 17 years ago due to the threat of armed paramilitary groups…

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Roundtable Discussion with Members of Musical Groups Brownout and Third Root

October 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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CLACS and the Latinx Studies Program at NYU, present a conversation with members of Brownout and Third Root. Brownout and Third Root will speak about the experiences as artists and activists in the present before their performance as Brownout Presents: Fear of a Brown Planet (a tribute Public Enemy's 1990 album Fear of a Black Planet) ft. Third Root at the BRIC JazzFest later in the evening.

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Roundtable conversation moderated by Pamela Newkirk, with Paula Giddings, Shola Lynch, Louise Greaves, sculptor Richard Hunt, and Michelle Duster, great granddaughter of Ida B. Wells

October 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: New York University Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012 United States
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Ida B. Wells Photo Screening

Though virtually forgotten today, Ida B. Wells-Barnett was a household name in Black America during much of her lifetime (1863-1931) and was considered the equal of her well-known African American contemporaries such as Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois. Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice (1989, 55 min) by filmmaker William Greaves retells the dramatic life and turbulent times of the pioneering African American journalist, activist, suffragist and anti-lynching crusader of the post-Reconstruction period. Wells’ great-granddaughter Michelle Duster is working with the Ida B. Wells…

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