Across the African diaspora, art has been a form of expression and liberation at times of widespread cultural oppression, enabling artists of color to resist the tradition of silencing while preserving their histories, traditions, and more in ways that could be passed down intergenerationally. While much art worked to fulfill a political purpose by pushing for equality and liberty in oppressive cultures, other works aimed at achieving liberation by celebrating Black cultural forms, from the cutting-edge music of Erykah Badu to that of Janelle Monae. Eager to explore art as liberation among other topics, Third Stone accepts submissions year round of art, music, creative writing, short films, scholarship, digital content, and more on Afrofuturism, African-futurism, and the Black fantastic as explored both inside and outside of the borders of the United States.
Date: Monday, 3 February 2020
Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Location: King Juan Carlos I Center, 53 Washington Sq S, New York, NY 10012
This event is free and open to the public, ID required at the entrance. RSVP here.
Event Description: The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) present two film screenings — of ANTIMAN and The Seawall — and a conversation with directors Gavin Ramoutar and Mason Richards, Dr. Sheril Antonio film scholar and Associate Arts Professor in the Department of Art & Public Policy and Grace Aneiza Ali, Curator and Assistant Professor in the Department of Art & Public Policy, on the issues of boyhood and masculinity and migration within the Guyanese and Caribbean diaspora.
About the Films:
In Gavin Ramoutar’s short film ANTIMAN, Anil, an introverted young teen navigates the pressures by his father to become a cricket player to prove his masculinity. Privately, he must reconcile his love for an older boy while living in a homophobic village in a Guyanese countryside.
In Mason Richards’ short film The Seawall, ten-year-old Malachi prepares to leave Guyana and his beloved grandmother for the United States. As he wrestles with the impending rupture from his motherland, the film poignantly examines how migration — from a young boy’s perspective — fragments a family. Continue reading Boyhood and Masculinity in Contemporary Guyanese Film
Sunday, 20 October 2019
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Part of a series of events connected to the “Art in a Crisis Climate” Exhibition at:
Chhaya CDC Richmond Hill Center
121-18 Liberty Avenue
Queens, NY 11419
Saturday, 5 October 2019
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
Wednesday, 9 October 2019
William P. Kelly Skylight Room (9100)
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Brooklyn Book Festival
16-23 September 2019
Below are a list of Caribbean-related events and panels before and during the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, 22 September. The list may be incomplete. Events are listed in chronological order.
All events free unless otherwise noted. Continue reading Caribbean events and panels at the Brooklyn Book Festival 2019
Exhibit dates: 4-31 May 2019 (Open Mon-Sat)
Location: RISE Center Gallery, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd
Description from the RISE event webpage: Continue reading “Deities, Part One” by Andil Gosine
14 – 17 March 2019
BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Description from the Caribbean Film Academy website: Caribbean cinema is at a high point critically and artistically, in the ways its filmmakers thrill, entertain, and inform audiences globally. This four-day festival marks the five-year anniversary of the Caribbean Film Series, providing an unparalleled platform to reflect on the Caribbean and its diasporic experiences, in new and unconventional ways.
Schedule of film screenings: Continue reading Caribbean Film Series: A 5th Anniversary Festival
Film Screening and Discussion of Richard Fung’s film Nang by Nang
With post-screening discussion with Film Director Richard Fung and Dr. Tzarina T. Prater (Bentley University)
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
College Avenue Student Center, Multipurpose Room
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Friday, October 19
6 pm – 8 pm
John Jay College, CUNY
New Building, 9th Floor
524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019
Lecture by Dr.Vanessa K. Valdés
26 September 2018, 4pm
New Jersey City University
Gothic Lounge, Hepburn Hall, 202
2039 kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07305
A Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event
With Lorna Goodison, Negus Adeyemi, Rosamond S. King, and Mervyn Taylor
15 September 2018
South Oxford Space
138 South Oxford Street (Hanson Pl & Atlantic Av)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
A Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event
With Carmen Bardeguez-Brown, Asha Frank, and Tiphanie Yanique
14 September 2018
Bartow Community Center
2049 Bartow Avenue (across from Bay Plaza)
Bronx, NY 10475
Free and open to the public
Lorna Goodison, Poet Laureate of Jamaica, is a recipient of a 2018 Windham-Campbell Prize for Poetry. She will be participating in various talks/readings at Yale University during the Prize Festival (12-14 September). Goodison’s participation is detailed below in chronological order. See the Windham-Campbell Prize website for full festival details.
All events below take place on the Yale University campus and are free & open to the public. Continue reading Lorna Goodison at the Windham-Campbell Prize Festival
CFP: Special issue of Ariel: a Review of International English Literature, slated for publication in 2020
Due dates: 250-word abstracts due August 1, 2018; final articles due January 15, 2019.
Call for Papers
This special 50th anniversary issue of Ariel: a Review of International English Literature, will unpack the tensions and interrelationships between postcolonial studies and Indigenous studies. When Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, and Helen Tiffin published The Empire Writes Back (1989), the ensuing recognition of Canada and the United States as products of imperialism and colonization necessarily provoked questions about the people who preceded settlers. Indigenous literary studies became recognized as a necessary missing piece of those conversations. However, the vocabulary and approaches of postcolonial theory often failed to address–or even obstructed–questions that Indigenous literary scholars, particularly those with community obligations, needed to consider. Ariel’s 50th Anniversary Issue is an opportunity to reconsider the trajectory of discussions among Indigenous and postcolonial studies scholars and practitioners. At this historical juncture of increased visibility of issues concerning Indigenous rights, migration, displacement, and global imperialism among other pressing urgencies, now is the moment to return to these debates and recast the dialogue.