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MoMA Manhattan Library, Afrocrowd, NYU Africana Studies Program, and the Black Lunch Table Presents: 

Basquiat: Still Fly @ 55, November 10th at 6pm

On Tuesday, November 10th at 6pm, please join us for the Basquiat Still Fly @ 55 initiative, hosted by Afrocrowd, NYU Africana Studies Program, and the Black Lunch Table at the MoMA Manhattan Library! This Black Artists Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon will be a social evening of creating, updating, and improving Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of Black artists. We look forward to seeing you there!


July 2, 2015

Click here to view our Fall 2015 Undergraduate Course Offerings.

June 15, 2015

Our 2015 Undergraduate Journal is here. Click here to check it out!

Fall 2015 Events Calendar

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Click here to check out videos of some of our events!

 12087780_914133811996775_1395344228545637542_o.jpg   Thursday, October 15, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
AfroLatin@s in Action: Making a Difference through Research, Education, & the Arts

Join us for a discussion led by AfroCuban author, bibliographer, and activist Tomás Fernandez Robaína on the crucial role of books in the advancement of Black advocacy movements throughout the Americas.

Learn about the Forum’s new projects aimed at increasing AfroLatin@ visibility and representation. These initiatives include raising the AfroLatin@ count in the 2020 census; developing a national network to promote and support AfroLatin@ Studies; and preparing a retrospective exhibition on the work of photographer Tony Gleaton. Find out how you can play a role in making a positive change. Come ready to take action!

Co-Sponsored by the Center for Caribbean and Latin American Studies and the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, both at NYU.


2015_Fall_Hochberg.jpgTuesday, October 20, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

“The Right to Look”: On the Visual Politics of the Israeli Occupation of Palestine

A Talk by Gil Hochberg

In this talk, Gil Hochberg discusses her recently published book Visual Occupations: Violence and Visibility in a Conflict Zone (Duke UP, 2015), which shows how the Israeli occupation of Palestine is driven by the unequal access to visual rights, or the right to control what can be seen, how, and from what position. Hochberg analyzes the works of various Palestinian and Israeli artists who challenge the inequity of visual rights by altering, queering and manipulating dominant modes of representing the conflict.

Gil Hochberg is a Professor of Comparative Literature and Gender Studies at UCLA. She is the author of In Spite of Partition: Jews, Arabs, and the Limits of Separatist Imagination.

Sponsored by The Department of Social and Cultural Analysis and The Department of Comparative Literature.

 2015_Fall_SCA_open_house.jpg  Wednesday, October 21, 5:00 PM
SCA Fall 2015 Open House

Open to all interested students and current majors and minors! Refreshments will be served!

Join our new Chair, Dr. Jennifer Morgan, our Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Josefina Saldaña, and SCA faculty to discuss SCA’s exciting new course offerings and the uses of our many majors in life after college. Find out about the SCA journal and upcoming events. Bring your questions and suggestions!

 2015_Fall_Eating_in_Public.jpg  Tuesday, October 27, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

EATING IN PUBLIC:  a Public Art Project by Gaye Chan and Nandita Sharma

Join Gaye Chan (Professor of Art, University of Hawai’i) and Nandita Sharma (Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Hawai’i) as they discuss their public art project EATING IN PUBLIC, founded in Hawai’i in 2003. They implement systems of free autonomous exchange outside of state and capitalist regimes in order to reclaim the commons and to relearn how to be commoners.

Sponsored by The Department of Social & Cultural Analysis and The A/P/A Institute at New York University.