Upcoming Center Events

June 17, 2017 (All day) to June 18, 2017 (All day)

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

Seven dynamic young poets come together to present their work as part of a next generation of black poetry. Read more »

Past Events

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 »
March 2, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

On Beauty: Place, Blackness, and Being | Tonya M. Foster and Mabel O. Wilson

Poet Tonya Foster and architect Mabel Wilson will forward their conversation about place, memory, politics, and blackness. Read more »