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Upcoming Events



Third Annual Summit on Latin@s in New York City (SOL NYC)
On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, the CUNY Mexican Studies Institute Jaime Lucero, the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Hunter College- CUNY) will join together in hosting the third Annual Summit on New York City’s Latino communities to examine the challenges and opportunities facing the City’s Latinos, assess policy priorities, and develop an action agenda for today and tomorrow.
 

DATE AND TIME:

Tue, June 11, 2019 , 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT

LOCATION
Lehman College

250 Bedford Park Boulevard West

MU (Music Building) – East Dining Hall

Bronx, NY 10468

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National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2019 ¡Boricua!
New York City’s 62nd National Puerto Rican Day Parade is Sunday, June 9, 2019

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Children’s Village SouSou! - In Celebration of Our Future!

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SouSou Saturdays are monthly family-oriented art-making, dance, and music workshops held every second Saturday of the month at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute.

As we bring our SouSou! Saturdays’ season to a close for the summer, come lift up our future generations through art and culture! Experience traditions, which not only connect communities of the African Diaspora but also create brilliance in our children.


Day Sessions | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM | (Activities for families with children ages 4-11)

HARAMBE KIDS DANCE COMPANY - Second Floor Gallery A

See this treasured group of young presenters showcasing their talents of African music, dance, and percussion!

Presentation Time: 12:30 PM

 

FUN FAMILY WALKING TOURS!

Join Carlos Martinez Dominguez in exploring East Harlem’s culture, art, and its heroes/sheroes. Families, come enjoy learning something new about our wonderful community! Space is limited.

Tour Times: 11:30am and 1:30pm

 

FACE PAINTING & ART-MAKING STATIONS! - Second Floor Gallery B

Ibeji Fans! In many African Diaspora communities, twins are seen as sacred and as a blessing to families. Celebrate twins and all children by making a special Ibeji fan to keep you cool during the summer months.

Time: 11:00 NOON - 2:30 PM

 

CCCADI KIDS BAZAAR! - First Floor Gallery

Kids books, and educational toys for sale.

Time: 11:00AM - 3:00PM


INSULARITY | GENEALOGY OF CRITICAL THINKING IN THE CARIBBEAN: DIASPORA, NEGRITUDE AND POSTCOLONIAL MELANCHOLY INSTRUCTED BY FABIÁN VILLEGAS
2-DAY SEMINAR | IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL
The objective of this seminar is to map a historical genealogy of critical thinking in the Caribbean, from the eighteenth century to the twenty-first century. Through a transdisciplinary dialogue between multiple epistemic experiences, artistic practices, forms of cultural organization, community, orality, spirituality and cultures of resistance, attendees will develop a cartographic itinerary that will allow them to identify the proximities, dialogues, and intersections between the multiple experiences, historical contexts, cultural legacies and epistemic disputes throughout the Caribbean.

The colonial and Western-centric paradigm of knowledge has not only blocked the regional articulation, the consolidation of definitions of identity, and a new form of collective cultural imagination in the Caribbean, which transcends the limits and borders of national states, it has also been in charge of invisibilizing, silencing, persecuting, and caricaturing the tradition of critical thinking historically coming from the Afro-descendant and indigenous population. For this reason, it is essential to overcome the old stationary paradigms of knowledge, lines of thought, culture, and art that have reinforced the hierarchy between Western-centric knowledge and non-Western-centric knowledge.

From the meta-narrative of the Haitian revolution, and the first nation declared constitutionally "black" outside the African continent in the narrative of the Trinitarian C.R.L James, to the cultural decolonization in the independence projects of Frantz Fanon in Martinique. From the postcolonial melancholy of Paul Gilroy to the delocalized coloniality of Sylvia Wynter in Jamaica, from the Antillanity of Edouard Glissant in Guadalupe to the diasporic itineraries of Kamala Kempadoo in Guyana. From the postcolonial narrative of Edwidge Danticat to the narrative polyphony of Linton Kwesi Johnson. From Negritude as an emancipatory concept in the poetic universe of Aime Cesaire to the systematization of Caribbean philosophy tradition in Lewis Gordon’s work.

Learn more here: https://cccadi.org/insularityseminar


When: Monday June 10, 2019 and Wednesday June 12, 2019

Where: Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute | 120 East 125th Street, NYC 10035

Time: 6 pm - 9 pm

Admission: $75 | Claim your spot here (In-person and Virtual)

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RACE, MYTH, ART, AND JUSTICE EXHIBITION: COMMUNITY CLOSING RECEPTION
SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019 | 3:00PM - 6:00PM
 
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

120 East 125th Street

New York, NY 10035
 FREE

Join us Saturday, June 15th to celebrate the closing of Race, Myth, Art, and Justice exhibition. The exhibition explores intersecting ideas of race, myth, art, and justice through the lens and unique interpretations of twelve inter-generational photographers. Via innovative contemporary art practices, the photographers engage with the premise of “race” as a social construct rooted in myth, while simultaneously interrogating its profound implications and indignities on our 21st-century lives.

The day will feature a special moderated conversation between Race, Myth, Art, and Justice participating artist Deborah Jack and Oneka LaBennett, Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Cornell University. The conversation will be moderated by Grace Aneiza Ali, co-curator, Race, Myth, Art & Justice.


Race, Myth, Art, and Justice Exhibition

With roots in the United States and throughout Africa and the Caribbean—including Guyana, Jamaica, Nevis, Panama, Puerto Rico, St. Martin, and Sierra Leone—the photographers draw from an African Diasporic worldview steeped in their personal experiences as well as larger geographical political histories. Collectively, their images offer a poignant and provocative portrait of the ways the mythology of race and the pursuit of justice continue to permeate the global African experience.

Race, Myth, Art, and Justice celebrates a community of voices who illuminate how art continues to serve as a powerful tool for justice. As part of CCCADI’s commitment to public engagement and collaboration, the curators invited thirteen dynamic scholars, activists, artists, and writers to reflect on the exhibition’s works. Through their thoughtful framing, we witness how the images transcend limiting labels of “political,” “radical,” or “protest” art. These photographs are not merely gestures or symbolic meditations on race and justice. Instead, they reflect exclusion, erasure, and invisibility as the lived realities we wrestle and resist every day.

To learn more about the exhibition click here: https://cccadi.org/RaceMythArtandJustice

*Program Subject to Change


WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 2019

TIME: 3pm - 6pm

WHERE: Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

ADMISSION: Free with RSVP | RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2HupVga

SUGGESTED DONATION: $5.00