Upcoming Center Events

October 3, 2017 (All day) to October 4, 2017 (All day)

Black Futures: LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Renee Gladman, John Keene, & Val Jeanty

Featuring writers Renee Gladman and John Keene; writer, vocalist and sound artist LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs; and "Afro-Electronica" composer/percusionist/turntablist Val Jeanty. Thanks to our community partner, the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, and to support from the Charles Crow Foundation. Read more »
November 8, 2017 - 7:30pm

Black Futures: Mosley, Doyle, Harris, Kearney, and Wilson | Poets Honor Thaddeus Mosley

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January 18, 2018 - 7:30pm

Black Futures: Fred Moten and Latoya Ruby Frazier | A Reading, Lecture, and Conversation

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Past Events

June 17, 2017 (All day) to June 18, 2017 (All day)
Six dynamic young poets come together to present their work as part of the next generation of black poetry.

The Next Generation of Black Poets: Cave Canem Fellows and Friends

Six dynamic young poets come together to present their work as part of a next generation of black poetry. Read more »
April 11, 2017 - 8:15pm to April 12, 2017 - 10:00pm

Alt(e)ar: A Multimedia Installation & Performance

New York based visual artist Aya Rodriguez-Izumi and California based interdisciplinary artist Kiki Williams team up for two showings. Read more »
April 4, 2017 - 6:30pm to April 5, 2017 - 8:30pm

Sites of Memory: A Language for Grieving

Sites of Memory: A Language for Grieving will feature the internationally acclaimed poet M. NourbeSe Philip; Sonya Posmentier, Assistant Professor of English at NYU; and Ibrahima Seck, academic director of the Whitney Plantation, a “site of memory” focused on the lives of the enslaved people who lived and worked there. Thanks to the Race, Poetics, Empire focal area of the English Department and our community partner, the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater. Read more »