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Panel Discussion: African Diasporic Countervisualities

  • Event Oval, The Diana Center 3009 Broadway New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

African Diasporic Countervisualities

Panel Discussion with La Vaughn Belle, Vanessa Valdes, and Dixa Ramirez, moderated by Tina Campt

Feb 11, 2019 | 6:30pm
The Diana Center, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

This panel challenges the overproduction of certain images of Caribbean men, women, and children that have allowed for dominant, often nationalist, narratives from the region. Instead, each speaker reveals how the subjects of the archives from which they draw exhibit their own agency in confronting those chronicles. Speaking about the Danish West Indies / the US Virgin Islands (La Vaughn Belle), the Dominican Republic (Dixa Ramírez), and the Puerto Rican community in New York (Vanessa K. Valdés), the panel will highlight inconvenient histories previously ignored, erased, silenced, ghosted.

Co-Sponsors: Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality (CU) and the Practicing Refusal Working Group (BC)

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