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Abdias Nascimento and Candomblé, Santería and Afro-Latino Politics in the Americas

April 30, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Godwin-Ternbach Museum, 405 Klapper Hall

This round table will be held in conjunction with a special exhibition of artwork by Abdias Nascimento: Artist, Activist, Author, April 28 – June 21 at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum (405 Klapper Hall).

Abdias do Nascimento and Candomblé, Santería and Afro-Latino Politics in the Americas

Round table moderated by Amilcar Priestley Esq. (Director, Proyecto AfroLatin@ and son of founding ALP director Dr. George Priestley) with speakers John Collins (Queens College), Elisa Larkin Nascimento (IPEAFRO, Afro-Brazilian Studies and Research Institute), Julie Skurski (CUNY Graduate Center); Antonio Sérgio Alfredo Guimarães (University of São Paulo, Brazil); and Nina Angela Mercer, playwright and professor, Medgar Evers College, CUNY.

The Round Table will be followed by an opening reception at 7pm.

Other events in this series:

May 7, 6 pm at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum:Flushing’s Role in the Atlantic Trade in People and Agricultural Commodities,” lecture by James Moore (Queens College)

May 13, 12:15 pm at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum: Styling at the Afro Spot: Black Gods, Black Aesthetics,” lecture by Christopher Winks (Queens College)

May 17, 2pm at Langston Hughes Community Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd. Flushing, NY 11368:Out of Africa and Back In: Abdias Nascimento, the African Diaspora, and Quilombismo,” lecture by Vania Penha Lopes (Bloomfield College)

May 18, 4 pm at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Flushing, NY 11354: Invisible Pharmacies, Queens’ Botánicas and the Informal Economy of Healing,” lecture by Anahí Viladrich (Queens College)

June 13, 6:30-8:30pm at Aaron Davis Hall, City College of NY, 160 Convent Ave. New York, NY 10031:Abdias Nascimento: Political Resistance, Art and the Sacred,” with speakers Amilcar Maceo Priestley, Esq., Director, Proyecto Afrolatin@; John Collins, Prof. and Director, Latin American and Latino Studies at Queens College; Marta Moreno Vega, Founder and President, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, East Harlem; Co-director, Hunter College, Global Afro-Latino and Caribbean Initiative; and Cheryl Sterling, Assoc. Prof., English, City College of New York, CUNY.

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