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  NEW LOCATION:   Silver Center, Jurow Lecture Hall 32 Waverly Place, 1st Floor (between University Place/Washington Square East and Greene Street) In a Perfect World ... (2015, 76 min., USA) screening and discussion with Director Daphne McWilliams Thursday, December 12th 6 - 8 pm NEW LOCATION:   Silver Center, Jurow Lecture Hall 32 Waverly Place, 1st […]

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AVA DuVERNAY: Filmmaking, Vision and Justice

Ava DuVernay: Filmmaking, Vision and Justice A Conversation With Sarah Lewis Tuesday, December 3rd 6:00 – 8:00 pm (doors open at 5:45) Please RSVP:  or (212) 998-IAAA (4222) Please make sure to state the event name and date in your email. Space is limited. Seating is on first come first served basis. Cantor Film Center-NYU 36 […]

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  Gordon Parks’ The Learning Tree: Fifty Years Later Conceptual artist and 2019 Gordon Parks Foundation Fellow Hank Willis Thomas Responds Wednesday, November 20th 6:30 - 9:00 pm Kimmel Center-NYU – 60 Washington Square South E&L Auditorium, 4th Floor Gordon Parks wrote, directed, and scored the first major Hollywood film to be directed by a […]

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  In Conversation: Regina Hall on Race, Hollywood and Other Stories, and Pamela Newkirk’s Diversity, Inc. (Hachett Book Group, 2019) Friday, November 15th 6 - 8 pm Silver Center-NYU, Hemmerdinger / Jurow Lecture Hall, 100 Washington Square East, Room 101a, 1st Floor In 2015 #Oscarssowhite trended on Twitter after, for the second year in a […]

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Latin Blackness in Parisian  Visual Culture, 1852-1932 by Lyneise E. Williams (Bloomsbury Academic Publishers, 2019) Join Lyneise E. Williams (Associate Professor of Art History at UNC–Chapel Hill) and Arlene Dávila (Professor of Anthropology & American Studies, Founding Director The Latinx Project at NYU) for a book talk. Thursday, November 7th 6 - 8 pm  Institute […]

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The Lemonade Reader A collection of essays and editorials exploring Beyonce’s 2016 visual album, Lemonade edited by Kinitra D. Brooks and Kameelah L. Martin (Routledge, 2019) Friday, November 1st 6 - 8 pm  Institute of African American Affairs & Center for Black Visual Culture-NYU 14A Washington Mews, 1st floor space Join editors Kinitra D. Brooks […]

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  The Shadow King (W. W. Norton & Company, 2019) A reading and book talk with author Maaza Mengiste Set in Ethiopia at the very start of WWII, The Shadow King tells the story of orphaned Hirut, who struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid. Her employer, an officer in Emperor Haile Selassie’s army, rushes to mobilize […]

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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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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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