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April 2018

New Directions in Black Queer Studies

April 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UCLA Ackerman Union Second Floor Lounge, AU2414

The UC Consortium for Black Studies presents New Directions in Black Queer Studies A Conversation with Cathy Cohen,  David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science,  The University of Chicago and Roderick Ferguson, Professor of African American and Gender and Women’s Studies, The University of Illinois at Chicago   Moderated by Uri McMillan, Associate Professor of English, UCLA Thursday, April 12th, 2018 5:00pm-7:00pm Bruin Reception Room | UCLA Ackerman Union Second Floor Lounge, AU2414 RSVP HERE

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Beauty and the Black: Aesthetics Politics and Black Reproduction in Brazil

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
UCLA Haines Hall 153

Beauty and the Black: Aesthetics Politics and Black Reproduction in Brazil Ugo Edu Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Anthropology UC Davis   WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 12:00PM Black Forum Room, Haines Hall 153 lunch will be provided Based on ethnographic research in Salvador, Bahia, this talk explores the role of aesthetics in the construction and perception of what constitutes healthy reproduction and reproductive practices. I draw on women’s navigations within a Brazilian economy of aesthetics, race, and sexuality and the way…

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Blackness and Borderscapes: Queering the Black Mediterranean

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
UCLA Haines Hall 153

Blackness and Borderscapes: Queering the Black Mediterranean SA Smythe President’s Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies UC Irvine   MONDAY, APRIL 2 12:00PM Black Forum Room | Haines Hall 153   In this presentation, Dr. SA Smythe addresses recent challenges in the regulation of legal residency and pathways to citizenship in Italy. Smythe reads contemporary Black Italian women’s writing to consider the stakes of cultural belonging, human rights, and the Italian literary canon in the constitution of the…

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March 2018

From Zamunda to Wakanda: Celebrating 30 years of Culturally Diverse Design and Imagination in Film

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
James Bridges Theater, 235 Charles E Young Dr. + Google Map

From Zamunda to Wakanda: Celebrating 30 Years of Culturally Diverse Design and Imagination in Film featuring an evening with costume designers Deborah Nadoolman Landis Coming to America (1988) and Ruth E. Carter Black Panther (2018) Imagination has been key to the Black Freedom Struggle and Black cultural expression. No two places best reflect this point more than the filmic chocolate cities of Zamunda (Coming To America, 1988) and Wakanda (Black Panther 2018). In celebration of Women's History Month, we honor the 30th…

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Conversations by Artists for Artists, Spring 2018

March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
California African American Museum

Conversations by Artists for Artists, Spring 2018   Sunday, March 25th, 2018 2:00pm-4:00pm California African American Museum | 600 State Drive Los Angeles, CA 90037   Charlyn Green (aka The Cosmic Goddess Herself) and Dr. Scot Brown continue this series conceived by artist Lisa C Soto and originally hosted at Soto Studio in Inglewood, which brings together creative contemporaries from many artistic genres, including visual, performing, and multidisciplinary practices. Two artists working in different mediums and with distinctly different approaches…

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Tendayi Sithole: “Re-Reading Steve Biko in the Archive: The Epistemology of the Interview”

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10383 Bunche Hall 

“Re-Reading Steve Biko in the Archive: The Epistemology of the Interview”   Tendayi Sithole | University of South Africa     Monday, March 5, 2018 | 2:00 pm 10383 Bunche Hall  Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.    Scholar/Critic/Poet Tendayi Sithole: "The archive and the interview assume the place of the original because they are considered primary if not authentic texts.  Both are, of course, very important textual forms and more so if they are about important figures.  In…

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Economic Policy and the Civil Rights Movement: How Coretta Scott King Helped Change Federal Reserve Policy

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bunche 6339

    RSVP to rsvpluskin@history.ucla.edu

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The Intersection: Woke Black Folk

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center

26th Annual Pan African Film Festival Featured Theater Event   Playwright, Poet, Scholar and Activist FUNMILOLA FAGBAMILA performs for  ONE NIGHT ONLY  her one-woman, hip hop, spoken word theater piece: THE INTERSECTION: WOKE BLACK FOLK   March 2nd, 2018 Doors Open: 6:00pm Show Begins: 7:00pm Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center | 4305 Degnan Blvd #101, Los Angeles, CA 90008 TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLY AT WWW.FUNMILOLA.COM The Intersection is a theatrical production that explores and deconstructs black political identity, foregrounding the forms of ideological…

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February 2018

The Kind of Man I Am: Jazzmasculinity and the World of Charles Mingus, Jr.  by Nichole Rustin-Paschal

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Black Forum Room; Haines Hall 153

The Kind of Man I Am: Jazzmasculinity and the World of Charles Mingus, Jr. by Nichole Rustin-Paschal Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 12:00pm-1:30pm Black Forum, Haines Hall 153 The Kind of Man I Am: Jazzmasculinity and the World of Charles Mingus Jr. (Wesleyan 2017) is a gendered cultural history of jazz in the postwar period. She draws on archival records, published memoirs, and previously conducted interviews to explore how Mingus’s ideas about music, racial identity, and masculinity—as well as those of other individuals…

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A Book Talk with Manisha Sinha on “The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition”

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Black Forum Room; Haines Hall 153

A Book Talk with Manisha Sinha The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 12:00pm-1:30pm Black Forum, Haines Hall 153 Manisha Sinha will discuss her prize-winning book, The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition (Yale University Press, 2016) Co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies Lunch will be provided.

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