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November 2017

American Studies Association: Combahee and Her Daughters: Black/Queer/Feminist/Women’s Practices of Survival and Resistance (panel workshop)

November 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am UTC+7
Hyatt Regency, 151 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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This panel convenes Black women who have conducted exceptional work engaging in daily and local projects of justice work. At a moment when interlocking oppressions of racism, homophobia, misogyny, xenophobia, and more attempt to immiserate us daily in the United States, we are moved if not in fact beholden to an intersectional liberationist politics—one that has been repeated throughout the Black feminist tradition and beautifully clarified by the Combahee River Collective’s landmark “Black Feminist Statement” of 1977. The participants—Combahee members…

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Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy: Women and Hate: Lynchings, Hate Groups, & Emmett Till (panel)

November 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm UTC+0
University of California, Irvine School of Law, 401 E Peltason Dr
Irvine, CA 92697 United States
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Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy 2017-18 Colloquium Series: Hate In A Period of Political Turmoil The Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy prioritizes collaborative, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary exchanges, bringing scholars, policy makers, nongovernmental organization members and others to the University of California, Irvine for roundtables, symposia and points of engagement. This year, we will host conversations that explore the rise in hate speech and hate crimes in the United States.  This academic year marks important milestones for these conversations, starting…

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March 2018

Black Portraitures IV: Moderator: Black Women’s Fantasies in the Moving Image

March 24, 2018 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm UTC-5
Harvard University Faculty Dining Room, 20 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA United States
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Free

Moderator: COURTNEY R. BAKER, Occidental College ROBIN J. HAYES, Founder of Progressive Pupil, and TIPHANIE YANIQUE, Wesleyan University – “Fortune Bay: Visualizing a Feminist History of America’s Battered Paradise, the US Virgin Islands” LEIGH RAIFORD – “Framing Diaspora: Kathleen Neal Cleaver’s Family Albums of Exile” ROBIN J. HAYES and LEIGH RAIFORD – “Reclaiming Panther Women: Bringing Homemaking and Family into Third Cinema Filmmaking”

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American Comparative Literature Association: “W. E. B. Du Bois and the Aesthetic Impulse” (presentation)

March 29, 2018 - April 1, 2018
University of California, Los Angeles, 405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90095 United States
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Panel: The Aesthetics of Excess: Baroques, Blackness and the Will to Adorn This seminar considers the astonishing versatility of the baroque in aesthetic forms that criss-cross the division between "high" and "low" expressive cultures in Black Diasporic, European, Euro-American, and Latin American settings. Most of the contributors turn to recent art forms or genres--installation art, post-apocalyptic fiction, transnational romance, hip-hop, mid to late 20th century painting, etc. Others return to more traditional forms, including the aesthetics of coronation and hymn,…

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May 2018

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association: Of Blackness and Indigeneity

May 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am UTC+0
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, 900 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017 United States
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Chair: Audra Simpson, Columbia University Participants: Fugitive Solidarity Phanuel Antwi, University of British Columbia Confederate Symbols and Indigenous Identities Malinda Lowery, University of North Carolina NdNs in the Black Mind: Possibilities, Tensions, & Why We Gon Be Alright Kyle Mays, University of California, Los Angeles Comment: Courtney R. Baker, Occidental College This panel focuses on rethinking the shared conditions of possibility for Indigenous and Black theorizing, analysis and politics. Panels examine a number of key questions, including:  How has racialization been shaped by or exceeded the logics of colonial rule…

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October 2018

Conference Presenter: ASAP/10 Association for the Study of Arts of the Present

October 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm UTC-6
Intercontinental New Orleans, 444 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, 70130 United States
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Panel: Great Migrations: Blackness as Transgression in American Film Chair: Courtney R. Baker, Occidental College Presenters: Courtney R. Baker, Occidental College, “Sonic Invasions: The Queer and Black Registers of In Cold Blood” Mikal J. Gaines, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, “Wading in theWaters (or the Woods): Pastoral Imagery in Contemporary Independent Black Cinema” Robin J. Hayes, Progressive Pupil, “Inside Exile: Documenting the Life of Kathleen NealCleaver” Eden Osucha, Bates College, “Documenting Black Horror: Generic Instability and Spectatorial Empathy in…

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