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  • 2023


    Visions: Interpretations of Afrofuturism (February 10, 2023).

    February 10, 2023 

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    An Interactive Workshop & Discussion on the Embodied Inquiry with Multilingual Youth (February 10, 2023)

    February 10, 2023 

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    Africa Week (February 27, 2023 - March 3rd, 2023) 

    February 27, 2023 - March 3rd, 2023 

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  • 2022

    GSS Colloquium: A Conversation on Black Trans Feminism with Dr. Marquis Bey (December 2, 2022)

    Friday, December 2, 2022 

    Merrick Building 214

    3:00 PM

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    In Solidarity and Protest: A Teach-In on the Feminist Uprising in Iran (November 17, 2022)

    Thursday, November 17, 2022 

    Virtual Event Link

    4:00 PM EST

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    A Taste of Africa (October 20, 2022)

    Thursday, October 20, 2022

    Shalala Ballroom 

    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

    Cocktail or traditional clothing encouraged. 

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    Carib Week (October 3, 2022 - October 6, 2022) 

    Monday, October 3, 2022

    Dominos & Dinner 

    Shalala Terrace 

    Tuesday, October 4, 2022 

    Caribbean Debates 

    Shalala Ballroom 

    Wednesday, October 5, 2022 

    Patio Fete 

    Lakeside Patio 

    Thursday, October 6, 2022 

    Carnival Showcase 

    Expo Center 

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    Haitian Spirit Week (October 2, 2022 - October 5, 2022) 

    Sunday, October 2, 2022

    Sunday Church Service

    Lakeside Pavillion 

    3:00 - 5:00 PM 


    Monday, October 3rd, 2022 

    Haitian Market Day

    The Rock 

    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM 


    Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 

    Kompa & Drinks

    Multipurpose Room D 

    6:00 - 7:30 PM 


    Wednesday, October 5th, 2022 

    Island Jam 

    Eaton Terrace 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM 

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    Black Leaders for the Queer Community Presents: Meet & Mingle (September 28, 2022)

    LGBTQ+ Student Center, Lakeside 1055

    Wednesday, October 5, 2022 

    5 PM 

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  • 2017

    film and discussion by maha marouan
    know justice know peace iii poster know justice know peace iii poster
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    africana studies grand reopening

  • 2015

    Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 At 7:00 P.M.
    Know Justice, Know Peace

    Studemt Activity Center: Grand ballroom

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    the birth of a nation screening
    The Paris Transfer - African American Women in the City of Light Between the Two Great Wars
    girl in pink
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  • 2014

    Friday, November 21, 2014 At 11:00 A.M. -12.15 P.M.
    The Rhythmic Imagination in African Music

    Clarke Recital Hall 

    Kofi Agawu
    Kofi Agawu
    Professor of Musicology, Princeton University

    Author of Playing with Signs: A Semiotic Interpretation of Classical Music (1991); African Rhythm: A Northern Ewe Perspective (1995); Representing African Music: Postcolonial Notes, Queries, Positions(2003); Music as Discourse: Semiotic Adventures in Romantic Music(2008); and Communication in Eighteenth-Century Music (edited with Danuta Mirka, 2008)

    Professor Kofi Agawu’s professional interests include music theory, ethnomusicology, and historical musicology, and encompass the musical traditions of 18th and 19th century Europe and West Africa. He is co-editor of Communication in Eighteenth-Century Music, and has published articles and reviews in numerous journals, including Research in African Literatures, Music Analysis, Journal of Music Theory, Research in African Literatures, Journal of American Musicological Society, Music Theory Spectrum, American Journal of Semiotics, 19th-Century Music, and Africa: Journal of the International African Institute.

    Sponsored by Department of Musicology and Africana Studies

  • 2013

    Sunday, April 28, 2013

    Pedro Sarduy 
    The Symbolism of Race in Cuba: 
    Afro-Cuba An anthology of Cuban writing on race, politics, and culture. 

    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM 
    CAS Gallery The University of Miami 1210 Stanford Drive Coral Gables, FL 

    * What is it like to be black in Cuba? 
    * Does racism exist in a revolutionary society which claims to have abolished it?
    * How does the legacy of slavery and segregation live on in today's Cuba? 
    Questions Pedro Pérez-Sarduy will address in his multimedia presentation. 

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    Tuesday, April 23, 2013

    IDS Reception BBQ 
    Learn about classes being offered by the IDS programs in the Summer and Fall of 2013 

    4:30 PM to 6:00 PM 
    Memorial Building Patio 


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    Sunday, March 31, 2013

    The University of Miami's Africana Studies program Presents a Launch reading for "Irki" 
    The debut poetry collection from award winning activist and publisher Kadija Sesay 

    4:00 PM to 5:30 PM 
    CAS Gallery The University of Miami 1210 Stanford Drive Coral Gables, FL 

    Award-winning British-Sierra Leonean Activist and Publisher at the University of Miami. 

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    Wednesday, March 27, 2013
    Calling all Naturalistas 
    Natural is good enough (N.I.C.E Meeting) 

    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM 
    V-21 Student Services 

    Guest Speaker: Giovanni Turner 
    Monday, February 18, 2013

    Afro-Cuban Art Exhibition & Film Screening - Black History Month 2012 

    6:30 PM 
    Wesley Gallery 1210 Stanford Drive University of Miami 

    Short introduction by Dr. Julio Ramos. Film screening followed by informal discussion. 

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    Sunday, February 17, 2013

    Africa in Cuba: A Visual Narrative 

    5:00 PM to 8:00 PM 
    CAS Gallery The University of Miami 1210 Stanford Drive Coral Gables, FL 

    The presentation of The University of Miami's Dept. of Art and Art History, Dr. Edmund Abaka and the Africana Studies Program, Y.R.Public Relations & Curator, Ludlow Bailey in Honor of Black History month. 

    Friday, February 15, 2013

    The University Of Miamiâ's Africana Studies Program Presents 

    Afro-Cuban Film Maker 
    Sergio Giral 

    Sergio Giral is a renowned Black Cuban-American scriptwriter and film director born in Havana who will present two of his films here at the University of Miami. 

    6:30 PM to 8:30 PM 
    UC Ballroom 245 

    Afro-Cuban Film Maker Sergio Giral will be showing excerpts from two of his films, Muluala and Placido. 

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

    An Evening with Singer/Songwriter Greg Stamper 

    4:00 PM to 6:30 PM 
    UM Alumni Center 6200 San Amaro Drive Coral Gables, FL 33146 

    An evening of song and dialog with Greg Stamper in the Alumni Center Danny Garcia & Dwayne Johnson Living Room. 

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  • 2012

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 At 6:00 P.M.
    African Architects Design Multiple Modernities and Continuities
    Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center - Glasgow Hall.
    1215 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146
    Free and open to the public. T 305 284 3731

    In African Architects Design Multiple Modernities and Continuities, Carolyn Armenta Davis offers a continental snapshot of designs by today's African architects, men and women. Explored are the diverse cultural continuities and assorted modern influences that inform their full spectrum of designs for Africa's varying ecological, cultural, political and economic landscapes. Seen are innovative and award-winning urban and rural design, which honor Africa's legacies and signal its future.

    Carolyn Armenta Davis
    235 West Eugenie Street - M7
    Chicago, IL 60614-5704 - USA -

    Carolyn Armenta Davis is an international architectural historian, curator, and lecturer focusing on the contemporary Black|African Diaspora.
    Davis is also an award-winning broadcast writer-producer; philanthropy-foundation advisor; business consultant; and a world traveler.


    February 21st, 2012

    "Diversity & Democracy: An Evening with Dr. Cornel West"

    7:45pm BankUnited Center 

    Dr Cornel WestWe are pleased to announce that as part of our celebration of the 50th anniversary of desegregation at UM, the Office of the President in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences and the Program in Africana Studies, will present a lecture by prominent public intellectual and advocate for racial justice, Dr. Cornel West. Dr. West is the author of 19 books; perhaps the best known are his classics Race Matters andDemocracy Matters, as well as his 2009 memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud. Dr. West will return soon to Union Theological Seminary, the site of his first teaching position after receiving a PhD in Philosophy from Princeton. While remaining Emeritus at Princeton, he has said "Union still expresses most fundamentally who I am."

    Professor West will present a lecture entitled "Diversity & Democracy: An Evening with Dr. Cornel West" on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at 7:45 pm in BankUnited Center on the Coral Gables campus at the University of Miami. 
    For further information, please contact Rose Glemaud at 305-284-4021     


  • 2011

    The University of Miami's African Studies Program, Curator Ludlow Bailey & IMAGILAB, LLC



    Sunday December 4; 2011  11:00am - 2:00pm

    Collage of Arts and Science Gallery 1210 Stanford Drive, University of Miami

    Kindly RSVP by Saturday, December 3, 2011

    305.302.9192 or 786.290.7359



    November 22, 2011 


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  • 2010

    Relentless Resilience


    An art exhibition celebrating Black History Month with a unique focus
    on three contemporary Haitian artists from the Miami community.
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    Curator, Ludlow Bailey,

    University of Miami
    College of Arts & Sciences, Wesley Gallery
    1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 

    February 7-28, 2010

    Gallery Hours:
    10am-5pm daily

    Asser Saint-Val, Guy Syllien, Kristie Stephenson, Ansel Butler & Fred Thomas

    Friday, February 19, 2010
    6:30 - 10pm
    Artist panel discussion, 8pm