This lecture will be held in conjunction with a special exhibit of artwork, Abdias Nascimento: Artist, Activist, Author, April 28 – June 21 at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum (405 Klapper Hall).
Invisible Pharmacies, Queens’ Botánicas and the Informal Economy of Healing
Professor Viladrich will deliver a paper on her work with botánica stores in Elmhurst, Corona, and Jackson Heights, which provide religious articles to practitioners of Santería, a sister religion to Candomblé.
Other events in this series:
April 30, 5:30-8pm Godwin-Ternbach Museum: “Abdias 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, Director and Curator, IPEAFRO, Afro-Brazilian Studies and Research Institute, Julie Skurski; Distinguished Lecturer (CUNY Graduate Center); Antonio Sérgio Alfredo Guimarães (University of São Paulo, Brazil); and Nina Angela Mercer, playwright and professor, Medgar Evers College, CUNY, followed by opening reception.
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)
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.