Abdias Nascimento: Political Resistance, Art and the Sacred
This lecture will feature 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 and Co-director, Hunter College, Global Afro-Latino and Caribbean Initiative; and Cheryl Sterling, Associate Prof., English, City College of New York, CUNY.
This event will take place at Aaron Davis Hall, City College of New York, in conjunction with a special exhibition of artwork, Abdias Nascimento: Artist, Activist, Author, April 28 – June 21 at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum (405 Klapper Hall).
Aaron Davis Hall is located on the campus of the City College of New York, between West 133rd and 135th Streets on Convent Avenue.
By Train: 1 local to 137th Street and Broadway; walk up to 138th Street three blocks to Convent Avenue
By Train: A or D express, or the B or C local to 145th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, walk west one block to 145th Street and Convent Avenue, then south to 135th Street.
By Bus: From the East Side: M-101 or M-100 to 135th Street & Amsterdam Ave; From the West Side: M-11 to 135th and Amsterdam Ave.; M-4; M-5 to 135th St. and Broadway
From the West Side: Westside Highway traveling north, exit at 125th Street, right to Amsterdam Avenue; left to 133rd Street right one block to Convent Avenue.
From the Westside Highway traveling north or south: Exit at 125th Street, cross Broadway, one block; left onto Amsterdam Avenue; right onto 133rd Street one block; left onto Convent Avenue.
From the East Side: From the FDR or the Triborough Bridge to Harlem River Drive, exit at 135th Street to end, turn right on St. Nicholas Avenue, then left onto 141st Street, make left on Convent Avenue to campus.
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)
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)