Past Events

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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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THE FRONT ROOM: Diaspora migrant aesthetic in the Home An artist talk and presentation with Michael McMillan

2:00pm - 3:00pm EST

Click Replay Event Home carries multiple cultural, political, social, economic and spiritual meanings in our being and becoming as Black diaspora subjects, this presentation will use visual documentation of The Front Room installations to explore how coloniality, postcolonial modernity, Black women’s creativity and selfhood in the domestic interior, class mindedness, the spiritual and secular through […]

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Home and the Womb

6:00pm - 7:00pm EST

A conversation with reproductive rights advocates Latham Thomas, Gabriella Nelson, and Zoe Greggs on Black women and reproductive justice. Replay Event – Click Here The womb. How is the pandemic, coupled with this moment of racial reckoning, impacting our very first HOME? Texas’ recent anti-abortion law make the fight for reproductive justice being more pressing […]

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Home on Fire: Vivian Vazquez Irizarry‘s Decade of Fire film screening and discussion with Dr. Mark Anthony Neal

6:00PM - 7:00PM EST

Replay Event In the 1970s, the Bronx was on fire. Abandoned by city government, nearly a halfmillion people were displaced as their close-knit, multi-ethnic neighborhood burned, reducing the community to rubble. While insidious government policies caused the devastation, Black and Puerto Rican residents bore the blame. In Decade of Fire, Bronxborn Vivian Vázquez Irizarry exposes […]

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