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GAZES, MIGRATIONS & MEMORIES: Women on Performance and Writing

Wednesday, March 13, 2019Join writer/photographer Maaza Mengiste (author of forthcoming The Shadow King), vocalist/ songwriter Somi, and human rights advocate Clemantine Wamariya (author of The Girl Who Smiled Beads) as they discuss their work, activism, the archives, ways of telling, sharing stories and why. Moderated by Deborah Willis, photographer of In Pursuit of Beauty: Imaging […]

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SPORTS AND THE BLACK MALE BODY

Thursday, February 28, 2019In 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 discussion […]

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SCREENING – SPEAK UP (OUVRIR LA VOIX)

RSVPs Are Closed for This EventTuesday, February 26, 2019ScreeningSpeak Up (Ouvrir la voix)With director Amandine Gay in conversation with art historian Sandrine Colard and poet/scholar Sylvie Kandé as respondent. In this installation of the 21st Century/New African and African Diaspora Writings and Arts Series, women of African descent in France and Belgium converse about what […]

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“EMMETT TILL: MEANING AND MEMORY”

Wednesday, February 6, 2019Book Talk/Lecture“Emmett Till: Meaning and Memory”A lecture by Elliott J. GornElliott J. Gorn is the author of Let the People See: The Story of Emmett Till (Oxford University Press, October 2018). Gorn delves more fully than anyone has into how and why the story of Emmett Till still resonates, and always will. […]

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BLACK RENAISSANCE NOIRE FALL 2018 LAUNCH- Vol. 18 – Issue 3

The Institute of African American Affairs & Center for Black Visual Culture presents Black Renaissance Noire Fall 2018 Launch Volume 18 Issue 3   with: Roger Aplon Bob Holman Honorée Fanonne Jeffers Sharon Olds Lava Thomas Friday, November 9, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm New York University Silver Center, Jurow Lecture Hall 100 Washington Square East, Room […]

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ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE: Rokia Traoré

Friday, October 26, 2018 Monday, October 29, 2018 – with Ben Okri Tuesday, October 30, 2018 The Artist-in-Residence Program, first initiated by IAAA in 1996, has become one of the most respected and well attended programs at New York University with audiences particularly attracted to the interdisciplinary nature of the programs. This semester we welcome […]

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Film Screening and Discussion: Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 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 […]

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BOOK LAUNCH: Joan Morgan

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Book Launch: She Begat This: 20 Years of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Joan Morgan Joan Morgan in conversation with Brittney Cooper, Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies, Rutgers University Celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the acclaimed and influential debut album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill with award-winning feminist […]

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