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Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Africana Center, Multi-purpose room 310 Triphammer Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
Black History Month is a time to assess, ask questions, and come together. Join us for this town hall and community event hosted by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies to kick off Black History Month on campus and discuss the encounter between African Americans and Black people outside the United States.
To be Black is to be part of a community that has multiple identities and nationalities. Our encounters and experiences show historical, political, and cultural solidarities but, at the same time, capture tensions among ways of being Black.
At this event, faculty, staff, and students will gather to ask the questions: What does Blackness here at Cornell mean? Who defines it? What do Black people owe each other? What of each other’s histories do we know and should know? And what should be done?
Stay after the town hall to enjoy time with friends, refreshments, and music from DJs Ishion Hutchinson and Esther Kondo Heller.
Free Ticket Required
Limited seating: Reserve your free ticket today!
Please note that this is an in-person community event. The discussion will not be recorded or livestreamed.
Harmela Anteneh '23 | Alana Berry '24 | Obioha Chijioke '24 | Esther Kondo Heller, MFA candidate | Setor Kudiabor '25 | Maia Lee ' 24 | Rumbidzai Mangwende '23 | Amira Olingou '25 | Imani Rezaka '24 | Brice Roundtree '24 | Ami Tamakloe, PhD student | Amandla Thomas-Johnson, PhD student | Selam Woldai '23 | Members of Black Students United and the Caribbean Students' Association
Host and Sponsors
Hosted by the Einaudi Center as part of its inequalities, identities, and justice global research priority, this event is cosponsored by the Africana Studies and Research Center in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, History, Government, Africana Studies and Research Center, Diversity, American Studies Program, Center for Intercultural Dialogue, Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI), American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, Institute for African Development, Center for the Study of Inequality, Global Cornell, Student Development Diversity Initiatives (SDDI), College of Arts & Sciences, Africana Library, ALANA, Global Learning, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Residential & New Student Programs, Student Leadership, Engagement & Campus Activities, Office of Student and Community Support, Tatkon Center for New Students, Student and Campus Life, Black Students United, Campus & Community Engagement, Division of Human Resources – Wellbeing, Critical Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Studies, Brooks School of Public Policy, English
Carole Boyce Davies, Russell Rickford, Ishion Hutchinson, and Mukoma Wa Ngugi (faculty) in conversation with students
Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies
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