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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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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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LECTURE BY Jason Moran

Friday, October 5, 2018 Lecture by Jason Moran, jazz pianist, composer and interdisciplinary artist Join us and explore a riveting lecture on the archive of jazz clubs and spots in New York by MacArthur Fellow and Artistic Director for Jazz at The Kennedy Center, Jason Moran. Moran is a jazz pianist, composer, and interdisciplinary artist […]

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Thursday, October 4, 2018 Opening Reception Runs through January 18, 2019 cit.i.zen.ship: reflections on rights, an exhibition curated by Lorie Novak and Deborah Willis The Department of Photography & Imaging at NYU Tisch School of the Arts in collaboration with For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative presents cit.i.zen.ship: reflections on rights with photographs, works on paper, writings, […]

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Monday, October 1, 2018 a Decolonizing Vision Series lecture by Nicole R. Fleetwood The talk will focus on art making and aesthetic practices of incarcerated people held in solitary confinement and other types of isolation units. To make art in solitary confinement is to deliberately engage the sensory deprivation that occurs in isolation cells as a mode […]

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BOOK LAUNCH: Zanele Muholi

Thursday, September 27, 2018 Book Launch: Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness, Aperture Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness includes one hundred self-portraits created by one of the most powerful visual activists of our time. In each of the images, Muholi drafts material props from her immediate environment in an effort […]

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