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April 2014

Love, Protest, and Exile: Brazilian Music in the 20th Century

April 7, 2014 @ 1:40 pm - 4:20 pm
Music Building Room 214,
Queens College
Flushing, 11367

Visiting scholar Mary Olezkiewicz will explore the themes of love, protest, and exile, including a discussion of Tropicália, the movement in Brazilian popular music in the 1960s and 1970s, featuring a short performance/exhibition with guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan.

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New Institutions Don’t Make Themselves

April 9, 2014 @ 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm
Kiely Hall, Room 264 | Queens College,
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367 United States

Institutions created by laws take time and effort to acquire practical authority—a combination of problem-solving capabilities as well as recognition from other social actors. Many of them never get off the ground. Renowned political scientist Margaret E. Keck will discuss the process of policy of experimentation and new forms of participatory governance—which included state officials, academics and activists—that transformed the management of Brazil’s freshwater sector.

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Samba With Silvana!

April 9, 2014 @ 3:10 pm - 4:20 pm
Rathaus Hall Dance Studio 101B | Queens College,
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367 United States

All are welcome to learn some of the hottest dance moves from Brazil. Treat yourself to a fun dance experience that will introduce you to the basic footwork and rhythms of Brazilian Samba.

The dance workshop will be conducted by Silvana Marquina.

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Reception: Os Sertões: The Land, The Man, The Fight

April 10, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Queens College Art Center,
Queens College
Flushing, NY 11367 United States

More information about the exhibit is here.

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Volleyball on the Quad

April 23, 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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Abdias Nascimento: Artist, Activist, Author

April 28, 2014 - June 21, 2014
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, 405 Klapper Hall,
Queens College | 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367 United States

This exhibition celebrates the pivotal contributions of Abdias Nascimento, a major political and artistic figure in Brazil and the African diaspora and a founder of Brazil's Black Movement. On view are forty artworks revolving around the theme of orixas, or mediators between heaven and earth in the possession and trance-based religion known as Candomblé. Throughout the exhibition, public programs with expert speakers will discuss and situate Nascimento's work in broader contexts

Open Monday - Thursday, 11 am - 7 pm, Saturday 11 am - 5 pm. Closed during College recesses and holidays.

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Futebol-Brazil vs. the World!

April 28, 2014 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Queens College Soccer Field,
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, 11367

Brazil is crazy for futebol! In honor of Brazil playing host to the 2014 World Cup, we’re going to play here at Queens College. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to play in a “World Cup” match, Brazil vs. the World, featuring special guest coaches, at the Queens College soccer field. There will be free tee-shirts for all participants.

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Favelization: Appropriating Brazilian Slums in Foreign Luxury Items

April 30, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
President’s Conference Rm 2, Rosenthal Library,
Queens College | 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367 United States

"The world of design, art and film has recently embraced imagery from favelas, urban slums in Brazil. What are the implications and moral conundrums of the appropriation of stereotypes of Brazilian poverty onto high-priced non-Brazilian products?" is the provocative question Adriana Kertzer (Museum of Arts and Design in New York) explores in this lecture.

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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,
Queens College | 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367 United States

Opening reception for the Abdias Nascimento exhibition.

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Reception: Abdias Nascimento: Artist, Activist, Author

April 30, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, 405 Klapper Hall,
Queens College | 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367 United States

Opening reception for the Abdias Nascimento exhibition.

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