La operación (Ana María García, 1982)
ISLA is proud to present an event celebrating Carnival/Carnaval, an outstanding example of the rich contributions made by the Afro-Latinx and Afro-Caribbean communities to our hemisphere and to global culture. Join the conversation with Baruch professors Tshombe Miles and Rojo Robles (Black and Latinx Studies) and Gisele Regatão (Journalism and the Writing Professions), along with featured members of the Baruch community, to hear more about the history, variations, and impact of Carnival/Carnaval in Brazil, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and NYC!
Thursday, February 25, 1PM: A Conversation with Jessica Marie Johnson, Assistant Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, and author of Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World.
WEEKS 5 and 6
Black Studies Colloquium is hosting a talk by Juliet Hooker, “Black Indigenous Resistance to Racist Backlash Across the Americas” on March 11 at 1PM.
Thursday, April 15, 1PM: A Conversation with Yomaira Figueroa, associate professor of English at Michigan State University, a scholar of U.S. Latinx Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, and Afro-Hispanic literature and culture, and author of Decolonizing Diasporas: Radical Mappings of Afro-Atlantic Literature.