- "How to Live in Charlottesville," 12-hour Theater Project with UVA’s Paul Robeson Players
- February 10th, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 pm, Minor Hall, University of Virginia
- Participants will write, cast, direct, and perform a series of original plays organized around the theme of “How to Live in Charlottesville”
- Register via this link by January 31st, 2018
- Meals provided
August in Perspective: Creative Responses to #Charlottesville
Dancing While Black's Master Classes for the Masses series presents: Dance Diaspora Collective/ PRAISE TRADITIONS
About: With the Afro form and the pulse at the center, this class will explore 3 well known spiritual dances: The Baptist Shuffle (from the Deep South, Mississippi & Alabama); The Ring Shout (from the Sea Islands and Low Country of Georgia and the Carolinas) and the Cordon (from Cuba)
|Join us for a FREE performance of Run Mary Run by Rashida Bumbray & Dance Diaspora Collective. This performance serves as the kick off event for “August in Perspective,” a series of arts events scheduled throughout the month of February fostering creative responses to the events of August 11th and 12th through theater, music, and dance workshops with guest artists, UVA students and faculty, community organizations, and local area high schools.|
Since the beginning of his tenure, President Trump has actively targeted immigrants through executive orders, calls to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and, most recently, incendiary comments referring to nations in the African diaspora as “s***hole countries.” Amid the bombastic rhetoric and unconstitutional executive orders, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have detained immigrants in record numbers. According to The New York Times, “the agency arrested more than 28,000 ‘non-criminal immigration violators’ between Jan. 22 and Sept.
Talk Description: Four "peculiar institutions" have served to define and confine African Americans in U.S. society over the past four centuries: racialized slavery, the Jim Crow system of caste terrorism, the urban ghetto, and the hybrid formed by the concatenation of the hyperghetto and the carceral system. In this lecture, Professor Wacquant will discuss their similarities and differences and draw out the consequences of this historical model for the current scholarly and policy debates around race and citizenship.
Talk Description: This lecture will explore the history of slavery and racial oppression from a policy standpoint. Discussion will focus on how systemic oppression has historically led to the current factors tied to the exploitation of minority and immigrant populations for commercial sex and labor. The lecture will take a human rights approach with a racial justice lens.