Consciencia Negra: A Legacy of Black Consciousness in Brazil

Consciencia Negra: A Legacy of Black Consciousness in Brazil

Consciência Negra: A Legacy of Black Consciousness in Brazil
3-day Symposium and Workshop Series at Swarthmore College
March 16-18, 2016

This 3-day symposium will commemorate Dia da Consciência Negra (Brazilian Day of Black Consciousness) and will focus on themes of race, identity, and black consciousness in Brazil and the African Diaspora. Through interdisciplinary panel discussions, film screenings, lecture, Afro-Brazilian drum/dance & capoeira workshops, and an evening-length musical performance, the Swarthmore community will have various opportunities to engage with invited scholars, artists, and cultural workers from both Brazil and the U.S. who have a vested interest in promoting racial equity, social justice, and cultural resistance. The symposium will culminate with a captivating live musical and interdisciplinary performance, The Mandinga Experiment, conceived and led by Alex Shaw ’00.