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ORLANDO PATTERSON

and present Orlando Patterson Scholar-in-Residence Spring 2017 LECTURE 1: Monday, April 17, 2017 Slavery, Race and Freedom: Ancient Athens, Modern America Time: 6:30 pm Location: NYU-Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life Grand Hall, Room 573 238 Thompson Street (between West 3rd Street and Washington Square South) NY, NY 10012 LECTURE 2:  Tuesday, April 18, 2017 […]

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“RETURN TO SOURCE”

Institute of African American Affairs and Department of Cinema Studies present "RETURN TO SOURCE" Spring 2017 Film Series and Discussion with Directors The series is a continuation from Fall 2016 and will include films that link identity, authenticity and creativity to the value of returning to the sources. By "return to the source" we are […]

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BLACK RENAISSANCE NOIRE VOLUME 17.1 ISSUE RELEASE

7:00pm - 9:00pm

 The Institute of African American Affairs presents Winter 2017 Issue Release  Volume 17, Issue 1  with: Tyrone Mitchell Rowan Ricardo Phillips Hermine Pinson Sonia Sanchez Friday, March 24, 2017 7:00pm – 9:00pm New York University 19 University Place, Room 102 (between East 8th Street and Waverly Place) New York, NY 10003 Free and open to […]

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BLACK RENAISSANCE NOIRE VOLUME 16.2 ISSUE RELEASE

Black Renaissance Noire & The Institute of African American Affairs present: Black Renaissance Noire Volume 16.2 Issue Release with: Roddey Reid Eva Freeman Hakim Hasan Deneka Peniston Jack Whitten Friday, October 28, 2016 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. New York University 19 University Place, Rm. 102 (btwn E. 8th and Waverly Place) New York, NY […]

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WOLE SOYINKA SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE | Oct 3, 2016

Wole Soyinka - October 3rd, 2016 Main Lecture Wole Soyinka - October 4th, 2016 "Negritude" film screening and discussion Wole Soyinka - October 7th, 2016 Conversation with Taiye Selasi Monday, October 3rd, 2016 | 6:00 PM Wole Soyinka Main Lecture “Negritude By Any Other Name” NYU Law School, Vanderbilt Hall - Tishman Auditorium, 1st floor […]

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MIRIAM MAKEBA – Mama Africa the Musical

7:30 PM

NYU Hosts U.S. Premiere of “Miriam Makeba: Mama Africa the Musical” October 3rd, 2016 An international production New York, N.Y.  (Oct. 3rd , 2016) – The North American premiere of Miriam Makeba: Mama Africa the Musical will open October 3rd at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts. The production tells the story of activist and Grammy […]

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BLACK RENAISSANCE NOIRE – Volume 16.1 Issue Release:

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Black Renaissance Noire Volume 16.1 Issue Release: Readings and Reception Friday, May 6, 2016  Black Renaissance Noire & The Institute of African American Affairs present: Ruth Hardinger Stephon Alexander Melvin Edwards and Lydie Diakhaté Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Friday, May 6, 2016 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ———————- New York University 19 University Place, Rm. 102 (btwn […]

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CHEIKH Lô: ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE – April 2, 2016

Cheikh Lo April 2, 2016 Cheikh Lo April 7, 2016 Cheikh Lo April 9, 2016 Cheikh Lo April 12, 2016 Senegalese musician Cheikh Lô brings with him over forty years of making music fused with a variety of sounds from West and Central Africa and is one of the the most well-known artists coming out of Africa today. At […]

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TWENTY YEARS OF ROLLING THE R’s & THE WHITE BOY SHUFFLE

6:30 - 8:30 PM

The year was 1996. Two novelists of color publish stunning and provocative coming-of-age debuts. Through fiercely earnest characters navigating a landscape of burning dreams and neglect in a small 1970s Hawaiian community, R. Zamora Linmark’s Rolling the R’s threw new light on queer identity and the trauma of assimilation—and is now available in a new, […]

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