Africana at 20: The Worlds of Ntozake Shange Conference

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Africana Studies at Barnard. In celebration, the Africana Studies program is focusing its programming on Barnard alum, Ntozake Shange ‘70, feminist icon and Tony award winning author of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.

The Africana Studies Program and the Consortium for Critical Interdisciplinary Studies (CCIS) at Barnard will hold a one-day conference, "The Worlds of Shange,” devoted to the life, works and legacy of Barnard alumna Ntozake Shange ‘70. This event brings together scholars and artists who are shaping scholarly and popular conversations about African-American arts and letters as well as gender in the African Diaspora.

Date: Friday, February 15, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Location: The Diana Center Event Oval

Featured speakers include Jennifer DeVere Brody, Professor of Dance and Theatre Performance at Stanford University and author of Punctuation: Art, Politics and Play; Farah Jasmine Griffin, Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies at Columbia University and author of If You Can’t Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday; Alexis Pauline Gumbs (BC ‘04; PhD, English, Duke University ‘10) independent scholar, poet, activist and founder of Mobile Homecoming and Vanessa K. Valdés, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese.

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No RSVP needed. Contact with any questions.
Contact Information
Africana Studies
Date & Location
Date: 2/15/2013
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Diana Center Event Oval
Diana Center Event Oval (Lower Level 1)
Barnard College
New York City, NY