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Home Is Where the Healing Is? An Emotional Justice presentation by CBVC Spring 2022 Distinguished Activist/Critic-in-Residence and CEO of The Armah Institute of Emotional Justice, Esther Armah

6:00pm - 7:00pm EST

Register for Event – Click Here Home is about inside. Healing is about inside worlds – our emotional, spiritual insides where lockdown triggered triggers and home was restless and bubbling traumas and trouble for millions. It was an undoing we didn’t see coming, and we didn’t know how not to be undone. This is an […]

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Dangerous Homes: On violence against women and gender non-conforming persons with Dr. Treva B. Lindsey and Mary Enoch Elizabeth Baxter

6:00PM - 7:15PM EST

  Replay Event – Click Here Disproportionate violence at home, at school, on the job, in their neighborhood as well as institutionalized racism, racial profiling and police brutality, and incarceration rates far exceeding their share of the population: these are the experiences of Black women in this country. A 2017 report by the Institute for […]

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Home Displaced: Dr. Amanda Boston, Dr. Brandi Thompson-Summers, and Maya Kearney on Gentrification in Historically Black areas

6:00pm - 7:00pm EST

Replay Event – Click Here Join us for a discussion about shifting meanings of home for Black communities and neighborhoods facing gentrification. Drawing on their experiences as residents and researchers in Washington, D.C., Brooklyn, New York, and Oakland, California, scholars Brandi Thompson Summers, Amanda Boston, and Maya Kearney will share insights about challenges Black urban […]

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Black Portraiture[s] VII: Play & Performance

Rutgers University-Newark brings the global Black Portraiture[s] conference to Newark, NJ for the first time on February 17-19th 2022 In this moment of profound uncertainty, reconnection, and newfound creativity, the organizers of the Black Portraiture[s] conferences invite the submission of abstracts summarizing a paper, panel, or performance related to the role of “play” in past […]

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The Price of Home – A Reading of Lisa B. Thompson’s Underground

6:00PM to 7:15PM EST

Replay Event – Click Here Lisa B. Thompson’s Underground (winner of the Austin Critics Table David Mark Cohen New Play Award) reunites Kyle and Mason, a pair of old college friends who have gone from radicals in their youth to successful professionals approaching middle age. The two have a chance to catch-up, reminisce and engage […]

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Home in Jeopardy – Julian Castro on the American Housing Crisis

6:00PM to 7:00PM EST

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Obama, American lawyer and politician Julián Castro weighs in on the American housing crisis. More than seven million Americans are behind on rent, according to the latest Census survey, and, despite tens of billions of dollars in rental assistance approved by Congress, much of it has […]

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