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African Diaspora Forum-Maya Trotz (U. of South Florida) and Kevin Rhiney (Rutgers U.)

Caribbean in the Flux of Change – People, Land, Air & Sea   Battered States and ‘Resilient’ Futures? A Critical Reflection on the Caribbean post Irma-Maria Kevon Rhiney, Rutgers University   Roughly one month after hurricanes Irma and Maria battered the Caribbean nation of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, the Dominican Prime Minister asserted, “we have a unique …

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SPORTS AND THE BLACK MALE BODY

Thursday, February 28, 2019 In sports the over representation of the black male body as object occupies a space for continuous and expected physical performance. The heightened spectator gaze can vacillate from doting fan to menacing crowd especially now when more professional athletes are actively choosing to exercise their voices on social justice issues. The …

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Brujos Screening & Discussion with the Creators!

Brujos, Beyond Representation: Decolonizing & Queering TV  We are cosponsoring a screening of the web-tv series Brujos followed by a discussion with Ricardo Gamboa, Isaac Gomez, and Justin Ignatius Mitchell on re-imagining political television in the digital age. Students will get to discuss how one makes political media content outside of the world of cable and network TV. February 26, …

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Artists / Scholars-in-Residence

CSAAD’s inaugural Artist/Scholar-in-Residence will be author Tsitsi Dangarembga, author of Nervous Conditions and This Mournable Body. She will be on campus February 18 to 28, 2019. Tsitsi Dangarembga is a writer, filmmaker, teacher and cultural activist, began writing plays at the University of Zimbabwe, where THE LOST OF THE SOIL (1983) and SHE NO LONGER …

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PELEA: Visual Responses to Spatial Precarity

The exhibition will explore how artists are responding to displacement through their work and practice and will provide a platform for examining visual strategies among contemporary Latinx artists. Participating Artists: Groana Melendez, Francisca Benitez, Melissa Calderon, Tony Peralta, Mi Casa No es Su Casa, Alicia Grullon, Jehdy Vargas, Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez, Roy Baizan, Shellyne Rodriguez. The …

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Book Discussion: Looking Like a Language, Sounding Like a Race by Jonathan Rosa

How are Latinxs racialized through Language? Stanford professor Jonathan Rosa will be discussing his new book Looking Like a Language, Sounding Like a Race: Raciolinguistic Ideologies and the Learning of Latinidad. Drawing on ethnographic research conducted in a predominantly Latinx Chicago public high school and its surrounding communities, this presentation approaches Latinidad as a crucial site from …

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Book Launch: Order without Design: How Markets Shape Cities, By Alain Bertaud

Overview: Join us on Tuesday, December 10 at 5:30pm for the launch of Alain Bertaud’s new book from MIT Press, Order without Design: How Markets Shape Cities. In it, Bertaud argues that operational urban planning can be improved by the application of the tools of urban economics to the design of regulations and infrastructure. Drawing on five decades …

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