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Dropping BLKC (Black Latinas Know Collective) Knowledge

In this interactive roundtable, members of the newly formed Black Latinas Know Collective (BLKC) will discuss the BLCK Statement (https://www.blacklatinasknow.org/) and the ways in which Black Latina scholars and their knowledge productions challenge and re-think Latinx Studies, Black Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and traditional social science and humanities disciplines. . . . . …

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Africa~Diaspora Forum: Peter Hulme

In the 1920s in New York the jazz cabaret was seen as offering what the writer Eric Walrond called “Africa undraped”, and its sound was the tom-tom.  This talk will explore the period’s fascination with that instrument and with what it might signify, focusing on two texts entitled Tom-Tom, both of which offer to associate contemporary Harlem with “Africa”, in one or another of its manifestations.

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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