Seminar Series on Afro-Latin American Studies

Seminar Series Events

2019 May 13

Celebrating Afro-Cuban HipHop: A Panel and Listening Session

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

104 Mount Auburn Street 3R, Hiphop Archive

 

Pablo D. Herrera Veitia is an Afro-Cuban Hiphop producer who has also managed urban musicians and music-related projects in Cuba for over twenty years. He is arguably Cuba’s most influential beat-maker and a pioneer of the Cuban Hiphop sound, which is highly influenced by Afro-Cuban music and culture. To his credit as a cultural producer goes the coordination of the Black August Collective showcases in Havana. Black August has brought to Havana's International Hiphop Festival presentations by Mos Def and Talib Kweli’s Black Star, Hi-Tek,...

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2019 Apr 18

Intersectionality, Black Feminism and Social Research: Reading & Discussion Group

Registration Closed
Repeats on the third Thursday of April until Thu Apr 25 2019 .
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

104 Mt. Auburn Street 3R, Seminar Room

The purpose of the group is to promote discussion on the idea of intersectionality both as a political concept originated from the debates within black feminism and as an analytical concept of growing interest and importance in the Social Sciences. The discussions will be based on the reading of texts by authors of feminist critical theory and contemporary social scientists.

Discussions will be lead by...

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2019 Apr 05

Seminar Series: "Apprenticeship, Penal Servitude, and the Precariousness of Freedom in Nineteenth-Century Brazil"

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

104 Mt. Auburn Street 3R, Seminar Room

Martine Jean: "Apprenticeship, Penal Servitude, and the Precariousness of Freedom in Nineteenth-Century Brazil"

This seminar presents research from my book manuscript entitled Routine Imprisonment: Race and Citizenship in Nineteenth Century Brazil, 1830-1890, which ...

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2019 Mar 12

The Other Side of Violence: Marielle Franco and the Struggle for Brazilian Democracy

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Basement Seminar Room, Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA 02138

Mar

In 2016, Marielle Franco was elected to Rio de Janeiro’s City Council as a member of the Socialism and Liberty Party. She was a woman of African descent from a favela community who earned a master’s degree. She was a single mother in a committed relationship with another woman. Marielle worked for the welfare of LGBTQ and...

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