From Mark Schuller, seminar participant and York College/CUNY Faculty
This study is a follow up to the report, “Unstable Foundations,” results of six weeks of research during the summer of 2010, which argued that despite the billions in aid pledged to Haiti, most of Haiti’s estimated 1.5 million IDPs lived in substandard conditions. For example, seven months following the earthquake, 40.5 percent of IDP camps did not have access to water, and 30.3 percent did not have toilets of any kind. This lack of sanitation services became the prime breeding grounds for illnesses just like cholera, which struck Haiti with great force. As of the end of the year, there were an estimated 170,000 cases of the illness and 3600 deaths.
The report can be found here.
From the Housing Works website:
Thursday, March 03, 2011 at 7:00 PM
126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012 :: 212-334-3324
Join writer Anicée Gaddis, journalist Knox Robinson and poet Marcel Anthony Logan for an evening of perspectives and creative musings on Jamaican culture today. Photographer Alessandro Simonetti will make a special introduction of his new book Small Kings and
host a slide show of his work. Small Kings documents Passa Passa, a legendary street party in Jamaica, just months before the conflicts in downtown Kingston during May, 2010, shut down the party and made Tivoli Gardens headline news around the world. Entertainment will be provided by the Blackgold dancers with a special guest deejay.
JAMES BALDWIN’S GLOBAL IMAGINATION
A multi-site conference event (in NYC), Thursday, February 17 to Sunday, February 20
From the Conference website: Continue reading James Baldwin’s Global Imagination
New Brunswick, NJ
Thursday, February 17, 2011
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, February 18, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Description from the conference website: Continue reading Caribbean Cityscapes Conference
Martinican writer, thinker, poet, Edouard Glissant, died Thursday in Paris.
Glissant was a faculty member at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Born in Sainte-Marie, Martinique, on Sept. 21, 1928, Glissant was among the generation of French Caribbean poets who came to prominence in the 1950s and included the late Aime Cesaire.
Glissant published more than 20 books, including collections of poetry and critical analyses.
For more information in English, see this Repeating Islands post.
For the French announcement, see this Libération post.
Caribbean Studies Association
36th Annual Conference
May 30 – June 3, 2011
World Trade Center, Curaçao
The theme for the 36th annual CSA conference is “Building a New House: Towards New Caribbean Futures in an Age of Uncertainty.” Holger Henke, this year’s CSA president, has provided us with the Conceptual Statement for the conference. I have pasted the statement below and attached the PDF version here: CSA conceptual statement. Continue reading CSA Annual Conference, 2011
The Department of African American Studies at John Jay College, is seeking someone to teach a 200 level undergraduate course in Crime in Developing Countries. This is for the Spring semester beginning 1/28/11.
Please send a letter of interest and cv to
C. Jama Adams, PhD
From: Ayiti Resurrect
As the one-year anniversary of the earthquake approaches, let’s continue to raise our awareness and keep HAITI IN SIGHT! This benefit will raise money for a grassroots healing project led by the people of Haiti and supported by a community of delegates from the Caribbean and African Diaspora. Join us for an enlightening evening of performances, dancing, and multi-media art — all providing a lens through which the beauty and power of Haiti will be experienced and honored. We will take the opportunity to learn more about the aftermath of this unnatural disaster from our partners on the ground. And we will contribute to the healing and sustainability of Haiti.
December 11, 2010 || 7:00pm – 1:00am
Red Bull Space, 40 Thompson Street (at Watts St.) SoHo, New York
OPEN BAR All Night
Continue reading HAITI IN:SIGHT – A Soulful Benefit for Healing in Haiti
Seminar participant, Simone Leigh, will exhibit work in a two-person show with Chitra Ganesh at the Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University. The work on exhibit is inspired by the Maya Deren film, Divine Horsemen.
November 19th – January 11th
Chitra Ganesh and Simone Leigh
Curated by LaToya Ruby Frazier
Mason Gross Galleries
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Catalog includes writing from Rashida Bumbray, Christopher Lew and Dean Daderko
November 19, Friday, 4:00pm, Room C198 (at the CUNY Graduate Center)
Description from the Center for the Humanities site: Continue reading Race, Sexuality and Power
The Americas Society will hold a “Symposium on Bob Marley and His Legacy” from November 16-18. Description from the website: Continue reading Bob Marley Symposium
David Scott will be the speaker in the “Humanity,” International Law, and Third World Sovereignty Seminar on Friday, November 12th. Details below: Continue reading David Scott, Friday Nov 12