FEBRUARY

Wednesday, February 3
6:00 – 7:00 PM (EST)
The Forty-Year-Old Version
A conversation with film director Radha Blank and award-winning actress Anna Maria Horsford as they discuss the creative process, ideas and themes in the film The Forty-Year-Old Version, where a desperate for a breakthrough as she nears the big 4-0, struggling New York City playwright Radha finds inspiration by reinventing herself as a rapper.

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Thursday, February 4
6:00 – 7:00 PM (EST)
Culture As Catalyst book talk with editor Isolde Brielmaier and artists Renee Cox, and
Duron Jackson
Culture As Catalyst is a collection of dialogues and new writings by artists, scholars, activists, and influential thinkers on urgent issues of our time.

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Tuesday, February 9
2:00 – 3:15 PM (EST)
Through the Night documentary screening and talk with film director Loira Limbal and Salamishah Tillet
Through the Night is an intimate cinema verité portrait of three working mothers whose lives all intersect at a 24-hour daycare center. Special Link to screen the film will be sent only to registrants prior to event date.

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Thursday, February 11
6:00 – 7:00 PM (EST)
Louis Loves Lucille: The Armstrongs’ Love Letters
The Louis Armstrong House Museum shares new works by artists Vuyo Sotashe, Kayla Farrish and Daniel J. Watts created while in quarantine, joined by Jake Goldbas, Artistic Director of Programs of the museum.

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Tuesday, February 16
2:00 – 3: 15 PM (EST)
The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship
A book talk with Sarah Lewis, Matthew Fox-Amato and Deborah Willis

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Tuesday, February 23
12:30 – 1:30 PM (EST)
Black Grief Matters talk with Esther Armah
Esther Armah, Executive Director, The Armah Institute of Emotional Justice invites us to reckon with existing grief definitions, and expand them to engage the lived experience of global Black women.

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Friday, February 26
4:00 – 5:15 PM (EST)
Mellon Diaspora Seminars
A conversation with Allison Janae Hamilton and Michelle Lanier
Rooted: Black Women, Southern Memory, and Womanist Cartographies
“And what is this land, Afro-Carolina, without the souls of Black women?”

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MARCH

Tuesday, March 2
2:00 – 3:15 PM (EST)
The Beat of Black Resistance talk with Mark Anthony Neal

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Tuesday, March 9
6:007:00 PM (EST)
On the Record film screening and talk with director Amy Ziering, Drew Dixon, Joan Morgan and Treva B. Lindsey
A searing look at the intersectionality of the Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements, On the Record presents the powerful and haunting story of music executive Drew Dixon as she grapples with her decision to become one of the first women of color, in the wake of #MeToo, to publicly accuse a music industry mogul of sexual misconduct. Special Link to screen the film will be sent only to registrants prior to event date.

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Tuesday, March 16
2:00 – 3:00 PM (EST)
Blackening Britain: Caribbean Radicalism from Windrush to Decolonization book talk with James G. Cantres

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Tuesday, March 23
2:00 – 3: 15 PM (EST)
A'Lelia Walker's Harlem Renaissance Beauty and Style

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Wednesday, March 24
6:00 – 7:00 PM (EST)
Black Futures book talk with Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham
Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham have brought together this collection of work—images, photos, essays, memes, dialogues, recipes, tweets, poetry, and more—to tell the story of the radical, imaginative, provocative, and gorgeous world that Black creators are bringing forth today.

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Friday-Sunday, March 26, 27 & 28
Prince #1plus1plus1is3 Symposium
Celebrating Prince for 40 years of Controversy, 30 years of Diamonds & Pearls, and 20 years of The Rainbow Children.

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APRIL

Thursday, April 1
6:00 – 7:00 PM (EST)
The Hair Tales
Meshell Ndegeocello, Shaniqwa Jarvis and Dr. Tiffany M. Gill join project creator Michaela angela Davis to explore the identity of Black women using hair as an organizing principle and cultural lens.
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Thursday, April 8
6:00 – 7:00 PM (EST)
Art & Activism with Fahamu Pecou, Shantrelle Lewis, José Parlá and Ruddy Roye

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Tuesday, April 13
2:00 – 3:15 PM (EST)
Rooted in the Archives with Michelle Lanier, Syreeta Gates and Djali Alessandra Brown-Cepeda

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Thursday, April 22
3:00 – 5:00 PM (EST)
Ciguapa Unbound: Blackness, Gender & Transnational Geographies of Marronage with The Latinx Project-NYU

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