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They Won’t Budge: African Diaspora in Europe


Panel Discussion & Film Screenings Exploring African Migration in Europe

The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts & The Africana Studies Program at New York University proudly present:

Sunday, November 15, 2009


PART I: “Multivocal Identities of Africans in Europe”

PART II: “Metropolis: Africans and Mass Urbanization”


Awam Amkpa
Associate Professor, Drama/Social and Cultural Analysis (NYU)
Co-curator of They Won’t Budge: Africans in Europe

Annalisa Butticci
Research Fellow, University of Padua, Italy
Postdoctoral Fellow (08-09) Social and Cultural Analysis, Africana Studies Program (NYU)
Co-curator of They Won’t Budge: Africans in Europe

Rich Blint
PhD Candidate, American Studies Program (NYU)
Coordinator of Special Projects, Ctr. for Labor, Community & Policy Studies, CUNY



Africa: Le Cri de la Mer (The Cry of the Sea) [Senegal, 2008]
Dir. Aicha Thiam

Dirty, Pretty Things [UK, 2002]
Dir. Stephen Frears

Africa Underground: Democracy in Dakar [USA, 2009]
Nomadic Wax & Sol Productions

Yes I Am! [Germany, 2006]
Dir. Sven Halfar [FILMTANK Germany]

Special Book Signing with Manthia Diawara, Author of We Won’t Budge

New York University
Department of Social & Cultural Analysis
20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor New York, NY 10003 T: 212.992.9650

6 Train to Astor Place/B, D, F, V Trains to Broadway-Lafayette

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