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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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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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Latin America’s 1968 – Marta Minuj´ín

As part of the Latin America’s 1968 Colloquium series, New York University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The Hemisphiric Institute of Performance and Politics, and The Institute of Fine Arts (IFA), are proud to present a conversation with internationally acclaimed Argentine performance and conceptual artist Marta Minujín …

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Angus Deaton in Conversation with Amartya Sen, “Economics with a Moral Compass? Welfare Economics: Past, Present and Future”

Event Program: 1:30pm – 2:00pm  Doors Open, Guest Arrival 2:00pm – 2:05pm  Welcome Remarks on Behalf of New York University                                              By: Katherine E. Fleming, NYU Provost 2:05pm – 4:00pm  Angus Deaton in Conversation with Amartya Sen …

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Ida B. Wells Photo Screening

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

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 …

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