Please join the African-American Cultural Center at UIC during their April 6th events, the symposium POSSESSING REMEDIES and its keynote performance PASTFORWARD/IN BLACK.
The one-day symposium opens up a space for international scholars, artists, activists and participants to critically share strategies and interventions that Black and Brown communities have developed to sustain and heal themselves.
University of Illinois at Chicago: African-American Cultural Center & Gallery 400 - April 6, 2017, 11am - 7pm. Join us!
UIC AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER/ 830 SOUTH HALSTED, SECOND FLOOR
10:30am – 11am: Welcome & continental breakfast
11am – 12:30pm: Opening remarks & Session 1: Invocations and/in the City
This session serves as a point of entry into discussion of spiritual and or religious culture and its role in convening and opening up spaces for healing and restoration.
Dr. Mario LaMothe, African-American Cultural Center/UIC
Dr. Lori Baptista, African-American Cultural Center/UIC*
Dr. Johari Jabir, African American Studies/UIC
Dr. Meida McNeal, Honey Pot Performance
1pm – 2:30pm: Session 2: Collaborative Healing Practices
Session 2 offers an opportunity for researcher-practitioners to share aspects of their work that focus on how particular communities draw from cultural forms and practices (or address cultural biases, stigmas) to promote healing.
Dr. Rohan D. Jeremiah, Community Health Sciences/UIC
Dr. Erin Durban-Albrecht/Illinois State University
Dr. Cynthia Blair, UIC African American Studies
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Session 3: Religion and Remedies
This session engages how members of black and brown communities affirm or heal themselves in declarative ways, through Biblical scriptures.
UIC’s Black Campus Ministry
UIC GALLERY 400, LECTURE ROOM/400 SOUTH PEORIA STREET
5pm: Keynote Performance - PastForward/In Black
Madonna Gris / Jean-Paul Weaver (Haitian-American Dance Artist)
Diaspora Monologues/ Fehinty African Theatre Ensemble
Honey Pot Performance
Community reflection, closing remarks and reception