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Visualizing Violence: Art Looks at the Law & History of Implicit Bias

Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 18:00
6:00 pm ET



Bayeté Ross Smith, who was selected this past fall as Columbia Law School’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence for 2021-2022, has overseen the installation of several mixed- and multi-media works in Jerome Greene Hall. To mark the installation of this exhibition, the community is invited to join a virtual event, entitled “Visualizing Violence: Art Looks at the Law and History of Implicit Bias,” which will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 6 p.m.

IRAAS Conversations Lecture "The Right to Have Rights: Black Cubans on the Frontline of Protest Against the State"

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 18:30
6:30 pm ET



Featuring: COCO FUSCO, Interdisciplinary Artist; Writer and Professor of Art-Cooper Union and FRANK GURIDY, Associate Professor of History & African American and African Diaspora Studies-Columbia University

Between Black Boxes and White Cubes: "Figuring" Vogue Femme in Rashaad Newsom's "Black Magic"

Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 18:30 to 20:30
6:30 pm ET



This talk will address Brooklyn-based black visual artist Rashaad Newsome’s recent work, “Black Magic” (2019), which included live performances in both New York City and Philadelphia, an exhibition of collage, sculpture and artificial intelligence at the Philadelphia Photo Art Center, and a black contemporary art-themed drag ball. I will focus on the artist’s desire to decenter the white cube (or gallery space) in his work, even as he links performance practices with drawing and sculpture through the use of technologies like motion capture and 3D printing.

Complex Issues: Pride: 1950s: People Had Parties

Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 18:30 to 20:30
6:30 - 8:30pm ET



This conversation explores the first episode of Pride, a six-part documentary series chronicling the fight for LGBTQ+ rights in the United States from the 1950s to the 2000s. Each episode is dedicated to a decade and directed by a different director. Kalin’s contribution — “1950s: People Had Parties” — is a “revealing look at the vibrant and full lives lived by queer people in the 1950s amidst a steep rise in governmental regulations against the LGBTQ+ community led by Senator Joseph McCarthy, who ushered in an era of government-sanctioned persecution,” according to FX Networks.

Prospects for a Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery in Africa: Catch-Up, Don’t Give Up

Monday, February 28, 2022 - 13:00
1:00 - 2:30 pm ET


Virtual, registration required

Launch of the Report:

The Economic Impact of COVID-19 and Prospects for a Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery in Africa


Celebrating Recent Work by Maria José de Abreu

Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 17:00
5:00 pm ET


Zoom webinar: registration required


New Books in the Arts and Sciences Presents:

Celebrating Recent Work by Hannah Farber

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 17:30
5:30 pm ET


The Heyman Center for the Humanities & Virtual


New Books in the Arts and Sciences Presents:

Religion and the History of Black Music: 2010s–Present

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 18:00
6:00 - 7:00PM


Online, registration required

Religion and the History of Black Music

From the Rise of Gospel to the Reign of Hip Hop

May 26 – August 4, 2021


Religion and the History of Black Music: 2010s–Present

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

6:00PM–7:00PM ET


Click here for more information and to register.


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