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WOMEN AND MIGRATION: Responses in Art and History

  Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History (Open Book Publishers, 2019) Tuesday, October 22nd 6 - 9 PM Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor Contributors will present their essays from the book which charts how women’s profound and turbulent experiences of migration have been articulated in writing, photography, […]

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BLACK PORTRAITURE[S] V:

MEMORY AND THE ARCHIVE October 17-19, 2019 New York University Image: Terry Boddie, Prison Industrial, 2018. BLACK PORTRAITURE[S] V: MEMORY AND THE ARCHIVE PAST. PRESENT. FUTURE The conference will explore the making of visual archives, the narratives they tell, and the parameters that define them as objects of study. As visual collections, photographic archives present specific concerns - […]

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Institute of African American Affairs 50th Anniversary

  Thursday, October 17, 2019 Institute of African American Affairs New York University Celebrating 50 Years of Visionary Excellence with past IAAA Directors Earl S. Davis, MSW and Manthia Diawara, PhD Dance Performance Ron K. Brown/Evidence “One Shot” and Jazz Vocalist Candice Hoyes Evening Hosted by Anna Maria Horsford The Institute of African American Affairs […]

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“War, Modernity and Aspirations: Exploring 20th Century Imperial Ethiopia through Witnesses’ Words and Images”

“War, Modernity and Aspirations: Exploring 20th Century Imperial Ethiopia through Witnesses’ Words and Images” A presentation by Yemane Demissie (Undergraduate Department of Film & Television, Tisch School of the Arts-NYU) and Q&A with Manthia Diawara (Comparative Literature and Cinema Studies-NYU) Filmmaker Yemane Demissie’s forthcoming social-history documentary series, The Quantum Leapers: Ethiopia 1916-1975, focuses on the buoyant […]

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TONI MORRISON: The Pieces I Am

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) official movie poster, a Magnolia Pictures release. Image (c) and courtesy of Magnolia Pictures, image by Mickalene Thomas In a 2005 Princeton University commencement address to seniors, Toni Morrison stated: “I am a storyteller and therefore an optimist, a firm believer in the ethical bend of the human heart...from […]

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LITERARY MEWS/PEN FESTIVAL 2019

Co-sponsors Literary Mews/PEN Festival 2019 Since 2012, the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature and NYU's International Houses, including Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, Deutsches Haus at NYU, Institute of African American Affairs & Center for Black Visual Culture, La Maison Française, and the NYU Creative Writing Program, have collaborated in creating a festival within the festival: […]

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Black Renaissance Noire Winter/Spring 2019 – Volume 19.1

  Black Renaissance Noire Winter/Spring 2019 Launch Winter/Spring, Volume 19.1 with: Leonardo Drew Paul Carter Harrison Nancy Mercado Wang Ping Coreen Simpson  Friday, April 19, 2019   7:00pm – 9:00pm New York University Silver Center, Jurow Lecture Hall 100 Washington Square East, Room 101A, 1st floor (btw Waverly Place and Washington Place) Free and open […]

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Billie Holiday: An Evening with Lady Day in Photos and Song

  Born April 7, 1915, Billie Holiday is considered one of the greatest American jazz singers of all time. Author Grayson Dantzic shares behind-the scenes anecdotes and images from his 18-year journey making his book Jerry Dantzic: Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill. Through the rediscovering of his late father Jerry Dantzic's unseen photographs of Billie […]

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