Archive: Lectures

  • Black is the Journey, Africana the Name

    Thursday, November 17, 2022 – 5:00 PM EST – In-Person Event. Join us in welcoming scholar and professor Maboula Soumahoro for a lecture and conversation on her book Black is the Journey, Africana the Name (Polity, 2022), received the FetKann! Maryse Condé literary prize in 2020.

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  • Gender and Sexuality in Algerian Rai Music

    WATCH VIDEO | Thursday, November 3, 2022 – 1:00 PM ET – Virtual Event. Join is in welcoming dance artist and educator Esraa Warda for a lecture entitled: ‘Gender and Sexuality in Algerian Rai Music’. Known as the “rebel blues”, Raï is one of Algeria’s noteworthy movements of independent artists that have been historically marginalized and stigmatized.

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  • The Janes: Screening and Discussion with Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes

    Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022 – 5:00PM ET – In-Person Event.
    Join us in welcoming directors, Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes for a screening and discussion about their latest documentary: The Janes

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  • After Dobbs: the Assault on Reproductive Justice and Equality 

    WATCH VIDEOS | Friday Sept. 16, 2022 – 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET – Virtual Event. Join us for a series of multi-disciplinary panels and interactive discussions with leading scholars, activists, practitioners, and elected officials about the Supreme Court’s decision, decimated the fundamental right to abortion and bodily autonomy.

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  • BLM France: Black and Brown Women’s Fight for Racial Justice

    Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 – 5:00 PM EST – In-Person Event. Join us in welcoming Rokhaya Diallo, Maboula Soumahoro and Jean Beaman for a conversation on racial justice and police violence in France. The discussion will center the Black and Brown women leading the fight against systemic racism and violence.

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  • Bootyful: Screening and Discussion with Rokhaya Diallo

    Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022 – 5 PM EST – In-Person Event. Join us in welcoming Rokhaya Diallo for a screening and discussion about one of her latest documentaries: Bootyful (2021). From France to the United States via Brazil, Bootyful reveals the history and body politics behind the global craze for a certain type of voluptuous “derriere”.

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  • The Legacy of Kathleen Collins and the Future of Black Women Filmmaking

    Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 – 5:00 PM ET – In-Person Event.
    Join us for a book talk with L.H. Stallings and Nina Lorez Collins about Kathleen Collins’s work and the future of Black women filmmaking.

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  • The Parisienne Uncovered, A Documentary by Rokhaya Diallo

    In-Person Event – Monday April 4, 2022  – 5 PM ET Join us for a screening and conversation about Rokhaya Diallo’s newest documentary, Parisian Uncovered (or La Parisienne Démystifiée), which seeks to expose the complex and pluralistic reality of Parisian women’s lives, identities, professions, and experiences.

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  • Sister Style: the Politics of Appearance for Black Women in Public Life

    Virtual Event – Friday March 25, 2022 – 12pm ET Join us in welcoming co-authors Nadia E. Brown and Danielle Casarez Lemi for a discussion on their new book, entitled Sister Style: The Politics of Appearance for Black Women Political Elites (2021). 

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  • The Hope of a Black Princess

    In-Person Event – Monday March 28, 2022 12 PM ET – Join us for a presentation and book signing with Aria Halliday and learn about her book Buy Black How Black Women Transformed US Pop Culture (University of Illinois Press, 2022). Buy Black examines the role American Black women play in Black consumption in the US and worldwide, with a focus on their pivotal role in packaging Black feminine identity since the 1960s.

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