Collective Protest & Rebellion: A Black Study Intensive

September 28, 2020 (All day) to October 2, 2020 (All day)

Co-sponsored by the Department of English, The Humanities Center, The Year of Creativity (2019/20), the Center for Creativity, the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, and the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies.

Event Schedule

Monday, September 28th


  • 1 PM: "Overthrowing Deadly Metaphors": Opening Talk by Yale scholar Emily Greenwood

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  • 6 PM: "These Tyrannical Times: Poetry as Liberatory, Poetry as Undoing" Dionne Brand & Harryette Mullen: Readings, Conversation, and Q&A. Moderated by Emily Greenwood.

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Tuesday, September 29th

  • 6 PM: "Looking for Language in the Ruins" JJJJJerome Ellis, Saidiya Hartman, & Erica Hunt: Performance, Readings, Conversation, and Q&A

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Wednesday, September 30th

  • 6 PM: "The Sweetness that Survives the Slaughter" Aracelis Girmay & Zun Lee: Reading, Photography, Socially Engaged Practice, Conversation, and Q&A. Moderated by Dawn Lundy Martin.

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Thursday, October 1st

  • Thinking in Creative Practice: A Day of Creativity and Reflection (Prompts from all invited guests will be posted on the CAAPP website)

  • 1 PM: "Thinking in Creative Practice: A Masterclass with Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon"

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Friday, October 2nd

  • 2 PM: "Love is the Great Rebellion" Charles Burnett, Julie Dash, and Daniel Alexander Jones: Performance, Film, Conversation, and Q&A

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