Sites of Memory: A Language for Grieving

April 4, 2017 - 6:30pm to April 5, 2017 - 8:30pm

Schedule of Events

Interactive Community Workshop with M. NourbeSe Philip

April 4, 2017 - 7:00pm

Kelly-Strayhorn Theater's Alloy Studios

5530 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206


Doors open at 6:30.

Workshop begins at 7:00.

Sites of Memory: A Language for Grieving

April 5, 2017 - 7:00pm

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. Born in Tobago and based in Toronto, Philip is best known for her book Zong!, which relies on the text of the late eighteenth-century legal decision Gregson vs Gilbert, concerning the murder of 150 Africans on the slave ship Zong.

This event is a collaboration between CAAPP and the Race, Poetics, Empire focal area of the English Department.


Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

University of Pittsburgh, 650 Schenley Drive