Black Studies Inauguration

In-Person at Agnes
21 October 2022
5:30–10 pm

The Black Studies Program at Queen’s University launches throughout 2022–2023

The Black Studies Program at Queen’s University launches throughout 2022–2023 with a series of screenings, conversations, and celebrations.

Introductory remarks and greetings from Associate Vice-Principal (Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation) Jan Hill, Vice Dean Lynda Jessup, and Principal Patrick Deane.

A poetry reading by Lillian Allen

A conversation between Stephanie Simpson, Beverley Mullings, Kristin Moriah, and Rachel Goffe about the past, present, and future of Black Studies at Queen’s.

The premiere of the short film, Black Studies is…, which was conceived by the Black Studies Program Group and produced by Katherine McKittrick. The film features Ibram X. Kendi (Boston University), Syrus Marcus Ware (McMaster), Carole Boyce Davies (Cornell), David Chariandy (SFU), Hortense Spillers (Vanderbilt), Ashon Crawley (University of Virginia)) and many other anti-racist activists, artists and intellectuals from around the world responding to the prompt, Black Studies is…. The film’s soundtrack is by Vijay Iyer, who was voted 2022 Pianist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association.

Post-screening discussion with faculty, pre-doctoral fellows and post-doctoral fellows in Black Studies (Joseph Kangmennaang, Kesha Fevrier, Jennifer Leath, Bianca Beauchemin, Tari Ajadi, Sefanit Habtom, and Nataleah Hunter-Young).

A DJ set by DJ Grumps

Please contact BLCK@queensu.ca for further information.

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