NYU will host “The Black Experience in America,” a month-long series of dialogues aimed at illuminating how Black people navigate, dialogue, and make sense of their daily lives in the United States.
New York University will host “The Black Experience in America,” a month-long series of dialogues aimed at illuminating how Black people navigate, dialogue, and make sense of their daily lives in the United States.
The four-part series (Feb. 5, 12, 20, and 27), curated by Professor Kaia Niambi Shivers and sponsored by NYU Liberal Studies, will feature activists, artists, authors, and scholars to discuss their work in unfolding and understanding the complexities of identity in the age of globalization.
“The Black Experience in America,” the inaugural Liberal Studies Black History Month series, is organized as follows:
● Tues., Feb. 5, 6-8 p.m.: The Black Millennial. Carter Journalism Institute, 20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
● Tues., Feb. 12. 6-8 p.m.: Afro-Latinidad in the African Diaspora. Carter Journalism Institute, 20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
● Wed., Feb. 20, 6-8 p.m.: Social Justice and the Criminal Justice System. Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Rooms 804/805
● Wed., Feb. 27, 6-8 p.m.: The Black Aesthetic with Special Guests Sheril Antonio, a professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and Chyna Lane, an actor in the Netflix series She's Gotta Have It. Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Room 914
For more information on series speakers and venues, and to RSVP for each event, please visit: bitly.com/BlackExperienceInAmerica. Admission is free and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call 212.998.2324. All locations are wheelchair accessible.
Subway Lines: 6 (Astor Place); R, W (8th Street); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).
The series is co-sponsored by the following NYU partners: Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute; Black Student Union NYU; Center for Multicultural Education and Programs; Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora; Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law; Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures; the Latinx Project; Liberal Studies Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee; and Liberal Studies Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Advisory Board.
About Liberal Studies at NYU
Liberal Studies at NYU is recognized for its innovative, global liberal arts curriculum, experiential learning and small, seminar-style classes. It offers the best of both worlds: a small college experience nestled within a large urban research university. Liberal Studies has the second largest entering first year undergraduate class each year at NYU. Its classrooms are small, but its presence is large and far-reaching. For more, please visit liberalstudies.nyu.edu.