Upcoming Center Events

March 1, 2018 - 7:30pm

Black Futures: Carl Phillips and Laylah Ali | A Reading, Lecture, and Conversation

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January 18, 2018 - 7:30pm

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

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November 8, 2017 - 7:30pm

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

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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 »