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May 2014

Labor and Social Protection in Contemporary Brazil

May 1, 2014 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Kiely Hall, Room 150 | Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, 11367 United States

Brazil seems to have challenged the assumption that a decrease in worker benefits and social services necessarily accompanies an increase in flexibility in labor markets. In her presentation, Nadya Araujo Guimarães (University of São Paulo) will explore this contradictory process.

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Volleyball on the Quad

May 5, 2014 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Queens College Quad, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367 United States

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to play in one of Brazil's favorite games, volleyball. Free t-shirts for winning teams on the competitive challenge net court.

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Working with Fear

May 5, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
President’s Conference Rm 2, Rosenthal Library, Queens College | 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367 United States

This talk explores the ongoing work of emancipation as members of the rural underclass in southern Bahia, Brazil's cacao-growing lands critically engage various dimensions of their own lives in order to transform what and who they are. It focuses on the work that people do with “fear” as they confront received social categories like “authority” and “respect.”

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Birds, Barber, Brazil!

May 5, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College
Flushing, NY 11367 United States

The Queens College Vocal Ensemble, James John, conductor, presents a program of music spanning five centuries, including works by French Renaissance composer Clément Janequin, 20th century American composer Samuel Barber, and current QC graduate students in composition, as well as new arrangements by QC alumnus Richard Boukas of Brazilian composers Ernesto Nazareth and Sérgio Santos.

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Flushing’s Role in the Atlantic Trade in People and Agricultural Commodities

May 7, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, 405 Klapper, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367 United States

James Moore (Anthropology, Queens College) will be the speaker for this lecture, held in conjunction with the Abdias Nascimento exhibit.

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Capoeira Demonstration

May 12, 2014 @ 3:20 pm - 4:20 pm
Quad by Rosenthal Library, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367 United States

On Monday, May 12, 2014, from 3:20pm – 4:20pm, students participating in Prof. Saman Dashti (Macaco) Capoiera course will give a demonstration on the Quad by the Favela installation next to Rosenthal Library.

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Styling at the Afro Spot

May 13, 2014 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, 405 Klapper Hall, Queens College | 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367 United States

Black Gods, Black Aesthetics

Christopher Winks (Comparative Literature, Queens College) will be the speaker for this lecture, held in conjunction with the Abdias Nascimento exhibit.

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Out of Africa and Back In

May 17, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Langston Hughes Community Library, 10001 Northern Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11368 United States
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Abdias Nascimento, the African Diaspora, and Quilombismo

Vania Penha Lopes (Bloomfield College) will be the speaker for this lecture, held in conjunction with the Abdias Nascimento exhibit.

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Invisible Pharmacies

May 18, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard
Flushing, NY 11354 United States
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Queens' Botánicas and the Informal Economy of Healing

Anahí Viladrich (Sociology, Queens College and CUNY Graduate Center) will give 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. This lecture is held in conjunction with the Abdias Nascimento exhibition.

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June 2014

Political Resistance, Art and the Sacred

June 13, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Aaron Davis Hall | City College of New York, 160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031 United States
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This event will feature speakers Amilcar Maceo Priestley, Esq., Director, Proyecto Afrolatin@; John Collins, Prof. and Director, Latin American and Latino Studies at Queens College and 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. This lecture will be held at Aaron Davis Hall, City College of New York, 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).

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