The Institute of African-American Affairs, Afro-Latin@ Forum, and
Programs in Africana Studies and Latino Studies at NYU present:
Race, Culture & Black Identity in the U.S.
The ways that people of African descent in the U.S. have defined themselves have always been complex but recent demographic changes are posing new questions and new challenges. Can one become Black? Can one “migrate” into blackness? What does it mean to be Black when you aren’t African American? What are the processes that permit or discourage changes in our understanding of blackness?
“Tangled Origins: Race, Culture & Black Identity in the U.S.” is a series of three conversations at New York University that will look at the shifting notions of race and the current redefinitions of “blackness” throughout the U.S. Discussions will center on the overlapping complexities in the histories, cultures and politics among peoples of African descent.
Join us for the final part of this series, where we engage creativity and cultural expression.
PART III – “UNTYING THE KNOTS: DIASPORIC CULTURAL LINKAGES”
Thursday, March 25, 2010, 6:00 PM
Where: Department of Social & Cultural Analysis
20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor New York, NY 10003
Performances & Readings by Charan P., Kevin Nathaniel Hylton, & R. Erica Doyle
Panel Discussion & Conversation with Awam Amkpa, Juan Flores, Angelique V. Nixon, & Rich Blint