Amistad Research Center Kicks Off the Year with Conversations in Color and New Orleans African-American Historical Conference

From a press release

In January, the Amistad Research Center is hosting three major events—two events in its Conversations In Color series and a one-of-a-kind conference focusing on reform versus revolution in New Orleans– to help advance conversations and progress regarding race relations in our community and in our nation.
 
The Creative and Activist Legacy of Tom Dent,
featuring Kalamu Yu Salaam & Ishmael Reed

Tuesday, Jan. 16
John Georges Auditorium | Dillard University | 2601 Gentilly Blvd.

The Amistad Research Center in partnership with Dillard University’s Ray Charles Program in African American Material Culture and the University of New Orleans Press will host Kalamu Ya Salaam and Ishmael Reed to discuss the legacy of Tom Dent and what his body of work holds relevant today.
To register now, click here.
  

Conversations in Color: Shaping Activist Movements through Cultural Narratives, featuring Elizabeth Alexander and Alicia Garza
Monday, Jan. 22
McAlister Auditorium | Tulane University | 6823 St. Charles Avenue

The Amistad Research Center in partnership with Tulane University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity, and Newcomb College Institute will host Alicia Garza and Elizabeth Alexander in a conversation about the importance of developing and centering cultural narratives in sociopolitical activism.

To register now, click here
 

Kumbuka!
Remembering 300 Years & Counting:
The African and African American Presence in New Orleans
January 17-20

Within the African and African American struggle for freedom and equality, there has always been two visions, or two thoughts in struggle with each other as to the road to complete emancipation. This conference will focus on the history of those two roads, Reform vs. Revolution, in New Orleans and is being held in partnership with Southern University at New Orleans’ Center for African and African American Studies and the Louisiana Museum of African American History.

For more information and to register, click here:

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