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April 2017

Haitian Migrants in Cuba, or the Workings of US Empire in the Caribbean

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Matthew Casey Nina Bell Suggs Professor of History University of Southern Mississippi Matthew Casey will present from his new book Empire’s Guest Workers: Haitian Migrants in Cuba during the Age of US Occupation, which uses the on-the-ground experiences of Haitian migrants in Cuba to understand how the daily actions of seemingly powerless individuals shaped larger processes of US imperialism, economic penetration, race-making and shifts in global migration policies.

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Poetics of Justice: A Conversation Between Claudia Rankine and Dionne Brand

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Poetics of Justice is very much a response to the current political moment in the United States. Rankine and Brand will discuss the power and necessity of poetry in resisting the contemporary manifestations of racism, anti-blackness, and white supremacy.  Moderated by BCRW associate director, Tami Navarro. Registration is preferred but not required. Capacity is limited and due to the popularity of this event, we will be seating on a first-come, first-served basis. More Information: bcrw.barnard.edu

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A Reading by Students of Creative Writing

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the work of our students as some of the fine students from this semester’s classes share short readings from their works.  This is an opportunity for the Creative Writing program in Barnard’s English Department to display some accomplished writing and a chance for community members to see some of our own before they become the next Mary Gordon, Jhumpa Lahiri or Ntozake Shange. This event is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited.  Refreshments will…

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