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Diaspora Film Festival Community Screening at Hayti Heritage Center

HAYTI HERITAGE CENTER, 804 OLD FAYETTEVILLE ST, DURHAM EVERY COOK CAN GOVERN: THE LIFE, IMPACT & WORKS OF C.L.R. JAMES Dirs: Ceri Dingle & Rob Harris | 2015 | UK/Trinidad & Tobago | Full-length Doc |101 min An historical tour-de-force exploring the life, writings and politics of the great Trinidad-born C.L.R. James, an uncompromising 20th […]

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Diaspora Film Festival Lunch and a Movie Screening

The Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film – Lunch and a Movie Series (Short Films) *RSVP (in the form below) 24 hours in advance and we’ll have free lunch waiting for you! 77 DAYS Dir.: Shailene Garnett | Canada | 2016| 14 min After another stint in rehab, a young absentee mother is finally […]

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Diaspora Film Festival Community Screening

DIASPORA FILM FESTIVAL COMMUNITY SCREENING EVENT NGOZI DESIGN COLLECTIVE, 321 W MAIN ST, DURHAM (RECEPTION @ 5:30PM; SCREENING STARTS @ 6:30PM) INTERSECTION Dir.: Angela Tucker | 2017 | USA | Short Narr | 9 min A road trip forces a young woman and her two friends to examine their identities and place in the American […]

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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film Screening

The Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film presents:  WHERE THE CHILDREN PLAY Dir: Guilherme César | 2017| Brazil |Short Doc.| 18 min In times of violent intolerance, WHERE THE CHILDREN PLAY follows, on the borders of a huge city, a group of children who, between the neighborhood and the woods, live in the joyful […]

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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film Opening Night!

Join us in September, October and November for the Stone Center’s annual Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent film. The festival includes premiere screenings from across the diaspora. All screenings are FREE and OPEN to the public. BODY AND SOUL: AN AMERICAN BRIDGE Dir.: Robert Philipson| 2017| USA| 58 min Out of all the cross-cultural […]

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Edwidge Danticat to deliver 25th Annual Stone Memorial Lecture

Edwidge Danticat, Award-winning author and activist will deliver the 25th Annual Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture. Danticat is the author of numerous books, including Claire of the Sea Light, a New York Times notable book; Brother, I’m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah […]

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Art Exhibition Opening Reception and Artist Talk with artist Mequitta Ahuja

Figurative Painter Mequitta Ahuja opens Stone Center Fall 2017 Gallery Season “My work is a form of tribute, analysis and intervention: tribute, out of sincere admiration for the figurative tradition; analysis, by making something vast comprehensible to both myself and to my viewers and intervention, by positioning a woman-of-color as primary picture-maker, in whose hands […]

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Author and Activist Edwidge Danticat delivers Stone Lecture on September 20th!

Edwidge Danticat, Award-winning author and activist will deliver the 25th Annual Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture. Danticat is the author of numerous books, including Claire of the Sea Light, a New York Times notable book; Brother, I’m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah […]

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Senegalese artist Bouna Ndiaye presents film and discussion on historic anniversary of the first “World Festival of Negro Arts”

In 1966, musicians, writers, sculptors, painters, performers, poets and other Art enthusiasts gathered in Dakar, Senegal for the first World Festival of Negro Arts (Premier Festival Mondial des arts nègres) . The festival drew attendees from the African diaspora around the world. They came from nearly 45 countries, including several Heads of State from newly-independent African countries. Artists from the […]

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Writer’s Discussion Series: Paulette A. Ramsay | Afro-Mexican Constructions of Diaspora, Gender, Identity and Nation

Writer’s Discussion Series: Paulette A. Ramsay | Afro-Mexican Constructions of Diaspora, Gender, Identity and Nation (UWI Press, 2016) Paulette Ramsay’s study analyses cultural and literary material produced by Afro-Mexicans on the Costa Chica de Guerrero y Oaxaca, Mexico, to undermine and overturn claims of mestizaje or Mexican homogeneity. The interdisciplinary research draws on several theoretical […]

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