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Oct 12: THE CRIMINALIZATION OF WOMXN IN AMERICA: Black Womxn & Girls

The Criminalization of Womxn in America: Black Womxn & Girls

a panel with Miyhosi Benton, Myaisha Hayes, & Mariame Kaba, presented by Students for Criminal Justice Reform & Wagner Women’s Caucus

October 12, Thursday 5 to 7 pm

Please register here to attend.

Miyhosi Benton, Associate with the Women & Justice Project

Myaisha Hayes, […]

Oct 19: FROM FIELD TO STAGE TO SCREEN: Aesthetic Methodologies in the Making of Sweet Tea

From Field to Stage to Screen: Aesthetic Methodologies in the Making of Sweet Tea

a lecture by E. Patrick Johnson

October 19, Thursday 12 to 1:30 pm

E. Patrick Johnson, African American Studies, Northwestern University

Drawing on his research on black queers of the South, Johnson will discuss how he adapted oral history narratives […]

Nov 20: LISTENING TO IMAGES, Tina Campt

Listening to Images

a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series lecture by Tina Campt

November 20, Monday 6 to 8 pm

Tina Campt, Africana and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Barnard College

In this book talk, Tina Campt discusses her recently published monograph Listening to Images (Duke UP, 2017) which explores a way of listening closely […]

Nov 17: ALL THE WEIGHT OF OUR DREAMS: On Living Racialized Autism

All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism

a lecture by & book celebration with Lydia X. Z. Brown

November 17, Friday 4 to 6 pm

Lydia X. Z. Brown, Visiting Lecturer, Tufts University

Lydia X. Z. Brown is a gender/queer and transracially/transnationally adopted East Asian autistic activist, writer, and speaker who […]

Nov 15: COMBAHEE RIVER COLLECTIVE: Black Feminist Sonic Dissent Then & Now

Combahee River Collective Mixtape: Black Feminist Sonic Dissent Then & Now

a panel discussion with Daphne Brooks, Kara Keeling, & Jacqueline Stewart

November 15, Wednesday 6 pm

Daphne Brooks, African American Studies, Yale University

Kara Keeling, Cinema & Media Studies and American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California, Dornsife

Jacqueline Stewart, Cinema & […]

Nov 10: ASKING FOR IT: A One-Lady Rape about Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!

Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape about Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!

a performance by Adrienne Truscott, & post-show conversation with Ann Pellegrini

November 10, Friday 7:30 pm

Adrienne Truscott, comedian, activist, & performance artist

Tickets start at $35 (student tickets $15) available here. NYU Comedy Festival Combo pack: Buy 1 Adrienne […]

Nov 3: THE RIGHT TO MAIM

The Right to Maim

a discussion & celebration of the new book by Jasbir K. Puar with panelists Liat Ben-Moshe, Fred Moten, Helga Tawil-Souri, & Hentyle Yapp, with a response by Jasbir Puar

November 3, Friday 5 to 6:30 pm

Liat Ben-Moshe, Disability Studies, University of Toledo

Fred Moten, Performance Studies, New York University

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Oct 25: INTIMATE RELATIONS: A Genealogy of Queer/Performativity

Intimate Relations: A Genealogy of Queer/Performativity

a lecture by Amelia Jones

October 25, Wednesday 6 to 7:30 pm

Amelia Jones, American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California, Dornsife

This talk is based on the book project Intimate Relations, where Jones traces the interrelated histories of the terms “queer” and “performative” since 1950 in […]

Oct 18: QUEERING ASIAN AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY ART

Queering Asian American Contemporary Art

a forum with Jan Christian Bernabe, Greyson Hong, Laura Kina, Kyoo Lee, Zavé Martohardjono, & Saya Woolfalk

October 18, Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 pm

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Queering Contemporary Asian American Art (University of Washington Press, 2017), edited by Laura Kina (DePaul University) and Jan Christian Bernabe (Center of […]

Oct 10: UNCHAIN MY FEET, Sama Alshaibi

Unchain My Feet

a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series artist talk with Sama Alshaibi

October 10, Tuesday 6 to 8 pm

Sama Alshaibi, Photography/Video Art, University of Arizona

This talk explores the intersections of contemporary migration crises through a selection of Alshaibi’s work. The lecture is informed by Alshaibi’s own biography and considers the impact […]

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