Radiating Black ~ Puerto Rican ~ Feminist Studies from CUNY

November 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021

About the Residency 

This residency will share archives and learning/organizing lessons on the entwined legacies of Black ~ Puerto Rican ~ Feminist Studies and movements at CUNY in the 1960s and 70s, in order to nourish bridges between community organizers, cultural workers, educators, and students in the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America. 
These radiant histories will be broadcast through a three-month series of seven online public dialogues on the lives of Toni Cade Bambara, June Jordan, and Audre Lorde; explorations in Black~Puerto Rican~Third World Feminist Studies at CUNY now; histories of how CUNY movements created Open Admissions and Ethnic Studies; and present efforts to decolonize CUNY and New York City. All programs will be conducted online via Zoom, and several of the presentations will feature live Spanish interpretation. 
We actively welcome working-class Black, Indigenous, Asian, Caribbean, Latinx, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, and beyond (BIPOC)—especially women, gender non-binary, and queer and trans—individuals and groups to attend and participate. The events and materials will be available for all, but we will intentionally center these participants in our process. 
The residency will culminate in the creation of digital and print materials for free distribution at Wendy’s Subway. For more information, contact rachel@wendyssubway.com

Conference Schedule:
Thursday, November 12, 2020, 3:30pm
Activating June Jordan’s “Life Studies”: Notes, Conversation, and Workshop: Maryam Parhizkar, Talia Shalev, Conor Tomás Reed https://yale.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlduCtqjgvGNd_IK7UogyBgPRwNNajS4yC

Monday, November 30, 2020, 6:00 pm
Translating Audre Lorde Now: Diarenis Calderón Tartabull, Julián González Beltrez, AnouchK Ibacka Valiente, Tito Mitjans Alayón, Geo Vidiella

Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 6:00pm
The School of Toni Cade Bambara: Makeba Lavan, Thabiti Lewis, Louis Massiah

Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 6:00pm
Transforming CUNY Admissions, Studies, Movements: Ricardo Gabriel, Amaka Okechukwu, Anna Zeemont

Friday, January 29, 2021, 6:00pm
Decolonize CUNY and NYC!

Register here to attend. Spanish interpretation available.