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Controlling Our Narrative: Black History & Picture Book

A Conversation with Keziah Ridgeway & Mia S. Shaw

Monday, October 17, 5:00 p.m. IC Dome
Free and Open to Public

In this session, we will discuss the importance of developing creative outlets to tell Black history for young children. Learn more . . .


Ubiquitous Presence: Selected Works by Barbara Bullock
September 15 – October 30, 2022

Curated by Andrea Packard

The List Gallery is pleased to present Ubiquitous Presence, featuring recent wall-mounted cut-paper installations and portraits by Barbara Bullock.

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Praise Song for the Everyday 

Presentation by Dr. Joshua Bennett
February 18, 2021 @ 7:00 PM 
Virtual Event

Poet and professor Joshua Bennett will share original work from his first three collections of poems—The Sobbing School (Penguin, 2016), Owed (Penguin, 2020) and forthcoming The Study of Human Life (Penguin, 2022)— while also offering reflections on the art of storytelling, the history of Black poetic practice in the United States, and the future possibilities of the art forms that African Americans have created towards the end of imagining, and inaugurating, another world.   In 2009 Professor Bennett was a featured poet at President Obama’s Evening of Poetry and Music at the White House. Joshua Bennett  is the Mellon Assistant Professor of English at Dartmouth College. Sponsored  by the Black Cultural Center and Black Studies Program.

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An Evening with Garrett Bradley, Director of TIME

February 22, 2021 @ 7:00pm
Virtual Event

New Orleans based filmmaker and photographer Garrett Bradley will discuss her profoundly moving feature documentary, TIME, in which she delicately captures one family’s milestones and everyday joys as they fight to free their father from prison.  With TIME, Bradley won the 2020 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award and the 2021 International Documentary Association Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award. Moderated by Swarthmore Professor Nina Johnson. The film is currently screening on Amazon Prime and will be streamed through the Bryn Mawr Film Institute the weekend before the event. Sponsored  by the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities at Haverford College, the Department of Film and Media Studies at Swarthmore College, and the Film Studies Program at Bryn Mawr College. This event is free and open to the public.

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Africa is Rising

The “Africa is Rising” Symposium, scheduled for February 9th-10th, 2024 showcases Africa’s dynamic trajectory and fosters collaborations for sustainable development. With two main themes — the power of civil society in fighting humanitarian crises and Charting Africa’s Future — the symposium will feature renowned speakers, engaging workshops, and innovative programming. 

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Bad Dance.

To hear them tell it, studs are bad dancers. They’re awkward, self-conscious, stand on the wall. They don’t know the right steps, can’t distribute their weight, never know what to do with their hands. They knock knees, can’t hold twerkers up, aren’t smooth enough. This talk takes black queer people seriously as self-described “bad” dancers in order to re-think how dance is presumed to consolidate queer community.

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Expired and Unfree: How Anti-Blackness Shapes Life After Work

Tri-Co Social Sciences Colloquium
Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore
Thursday, December 14th at 5:00pm

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French, But Not (Q)White: Blackness in 21st Century France


Dr. Niang is an associate professor of French and Francophone Studies and the director-founder of the Center for Black European Studies and the Atlantic (CBESA) at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Niang will be delivering a talk, "French, But Not (Q)White: Blackness in 21st Century France: on November 8th at 4:00pm in the Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall. Presented by French and Francophone Studies and co-sponsored by Black Studies and the Department of English Literature.

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In Black Community

Label: Two-Day Interactive Program

In Black Community, is a two-day interactive program that takes an immersive look into the rich diversity encompassed within the so-called "Black Experience." The forum-style program explores how popular media, academic projects, and public scholarship can come together to explore the Black experience, while acknowledging that it spans an extensive spectrum of cultures, histories, and lived realities.  Featuring Kris Marsh and Angel Jones. Sponsored by the Aydelotte Foundation, Black Studies, and Sociology & Anthropology. 

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