Providence Africana Reading Collective

April 13th Readings—More on Blackness & Art

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FOR APRIL 13—

In keeping with our March theme of Blackness and Art we will be discussing Lisa E. Farrington’s "Reinventing Herself: The Black Female Nude" as well as "Color Coded Art Theory”, which is a chapter from Clyde Taylor’s The Mask of Art: Breaking the Aesthetic Contract—film and Literature.

When: 6pm, Sunday April 13
Where: Tea in Sahara (69 Governor)

http://tinyurl.com/PARCApril13

http://tinyurl.com/MaskOfArt

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If you’re in the area (Rhode Island, Boston, heck even New York!!) come through! 
Registration can be done in person or at http://diversityLIFE2014.brownpapertickets.com
Diversity is a Way of L.I.F.E. is an annual conference hosted by the Rhode Island College student organization L.I.F.E. (Live. Inspire. Fight. Educate). The goal is to bring together students, educators, community members, organizers, and all those interested in working to build a better future. This year’s conference theme is Resistance. There will be a focus on past & present work and theories of resistance with the goal of affecting social and structural change. Dhoruba Bin Wahad is this year’s key-note speaker. Bin Wahad is an activist and writer who worked to organize Black Panther Party chapters in New York City and is a co-founder of the Black Liberation Army. He established the Campaign to Free Black and New African Political Prisoners and founded the Institute for the Development of Pan-African Policy in Ghana. Bin Wahad will be delivering a key-note lecture that will undoubtedly inspire current, and soon to be, social activists. 

feniceargento:

If you’re in the area (Rhode Island, Boston, heck even New York!!) come through! 

Registration can be done in person or at http://diversityLIFE2014.brownpapertickets.com

Diversity is a Way of L.I.F.E. is an annual conference hosted by the Rhode Island College student organization L.I.F.E. (Live. Inspire. Fight. Educate). The goal is to bring together students, educators, community members, organizers, and all those interested in working to build a better future. 

This year’s conference theme is Resistance. There will be a focus on past & present work and theories of resistance with the goal of affecting social and structural change. 

Dhoruba Bin Wahad is this year’s key-note speaker. Bin Wahad is an activist and writer who worked to organize Black Panther Party chapters in New York City and is a co-founder of the Black Liberation Army. He established the Campaign to Free Black and New African Political Prisoners and founded the Institute for the Development of Pan-African Policy in Ghana. Bin Wahad will be delivering a key-note lecture that will undoubtedly inspire current, and soon to be, social activists. 

March 23rd Readings—More on Blackness & Art

africanareading:

FOR MARCH 23—

In keeping with our March theme of Blackness and Art we will be discussing Lisa E. Farrington’s "Reinventing Herself: The Black Female Nude" as well as "Color Coded Art Theory”, which is a chapter from Clyde Taylor’s The Mask of Art: Breaking the Aesthetic Contract—film and Literature. Links to both readings can be found below. 

When: 6pm, Sunday March 23rd
Where: Tea in Sahara (69 Governor)

http://tinyurl.com/PARCMarch23

http://tinyurl.com/MaskOfArt

March 23rd Readings—More on Blackness & Art

FOR MARCH 23—

In keeping with our March theme of Blackness and Art we will be discussing Lisa E. Farrington’s "Reinventing Herself: The Black Female Nude" as well as "Color Coded Art Theory”, which is a chapter from Clyde Taylor’s The Mask of Art: Breaking the Aesthetic Contract—film and Literature.

When: 6pm, Sunday March 23rd
Where: Tea in Sahara (69 Governor)

http://tinyurl.com/PARCMarch23

http://tinyurl.com/MaskOfArt

PARC February Schedule—Daughters of the Dust and Toni Morrison’s Sula

(Always at 6pm at Tea in Sahara [69 Governor] unless otherwise noted]

February 9th we will be screening Julie Dash’s groundbreaking “Daughters of the Dust” (1991). Following the screening will be a discussion of the film.

February 23rd we’ll be discussing Toni Morrison’s Sula (1973). Sula is a novel (albeit a relatively short one) and therefore is lengthy compared to most of our previous readings. The link to the novel is posted below so that people may begin to work on reading the text as soon as their schedule allows. 

http://bit.ly/1ljRtFm

These two works will allow us to explore such themes as Black Women Writing Themselves (and how this plays in to the concept of self-definition), Black Representation/Tropes, Sexuality, Interpersonal Relationships, and more. 

All meetings will be at 6pm at Tea in Sahara (69 Governor).

Please try to come as on time as possible, particularly for the film as we will want to start the film as close to 6pm as we can given that it is about 2 hours in length.