Follow The Drinking Gourd: Healing In Africana Communities


This keynote event provides a space for dialogue about healing in Africana communities. Rashida Bumbray, a Brooklyn-based curator and choreographer, and Senior Program Manager of the Arts Exchange at Open Society Foundations is the featured keynote guest. Ms. Bumbray's talk titled “The Value of Black Spaces” includes an abbreviated screening of Black America Again (with Common, Stevie

Black History Month 2020: Marching On!

Academic Complex, Room A-105 285 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States

Blackness and the Spatial Politics of Performance for Black Americans under Jim Crow Segregation Public space in the 19th and 20th century was inaccessible most of the time, but there were moments such as expositions, pageants, parades and protests when public space was claimed. Marching On: The Politics of Performance explores the histories, driving forces,

Black History Month 2020: Soul Steps Performance

Academic Complex Auditorium, AB 108 285 Jay Street, Brooklyn, United States

Soul Steps’ performance illustrates the dynamic percussive dance movement called Stepping. Their often interactive presentation also includes an overview of the history and healing power of stepping throughout the African Diaspora.