Events

2017-2018 EVENTS

Black Arts International: Temporalities & Territories (BAI Biennial Conference)
October 9-14, 2017, various times and locations

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PAST EVENTS

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LISA B. THOMPSON (BAI Lecture Series)
Monday, May 22, 2017, 5pm, Kresge 1515
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MOONLIGHT (BAI Film Screening)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 5:30pm, Block Museum Cinema

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HUEY COPELAND (BAI Brown Bag Lunch Series)
Friday, April 14, 2017, 12pm, Kresge 1515
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BEYOND CARING (Black Arts in the City)
April 14, 7:30pm Lookingglass Theatre

DREAMS ARE COLDER THAN DEATH (BAI Film Screening)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 5:30pm, Block Museum Cinema
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A WONDER IN MY SOUL (Black Arts in the City)
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 7:30pm, Victory Gardens Theater

 

MARCUS GARDLEY (BAI Lecture Series)
Monday, February 6, 2017, 5pm, Kresge 1515
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MIRIAM PERRY (BAI Brown Bag Lunch Series)
Friday, February 3, 2017, 12pm, Kresge 1515
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DANIEL BLACK (BAI Lecture Series)
Monday, January 30, 2017, 5pm, Kresge 1515
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EVIE SHOCKLEY (BAI Lecture Series)
Monday, November 28, 2016, 5pm, Harris 108
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THE COLORED MUSEUM (BAI Film Screening)
Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 5:30pm, Block Museum Cinema
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REBECCA ZORACH (BAI Brown Bag Lunch Series)
Friday, October 7, 2016, 12pm, African American Studies Conference Room (Crowe 5-138)
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THE COLORED MUSEUM  (Black Arts in the City)
Sunday, October 9, 2016, 3pm, eta Creative Arts Foundation

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BLACK FEMINIST FUTURES (Co-sponsorship)
May 20-21, 2016, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art (More information)

Black Feminist Symposium

OMI OSUN JONI L. JONES (BAI Lecture Series)
Monday, May 16, 2016, 5pm, Harris 108
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CARLYLE (Black Arts in the City)
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 7:30pm, Goodman Theatre
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SHAUNDRA MYERS (BAI Brown Bag Lunch Series)
Friday, April 1, 2016, 12pm, African American Studies Conference Room (Crowe 5-138)
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KASHIF POWELL (Co-sponsored with the Department of Performance Studies)
Sketches of a Man: Reimagining Ralph Ellison’s Classic Novel 
February 25, 26, & 27 at 8pm, Annie May Swift Hall 103, Alvina Krause Studio
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NADINE GEORGE-GRAVES (BAI Lecture Series)
Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 5pm, Harris Hall 108
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GARTH FAGAN (Co-sponsored with the Department of Theatre and Program in Dance)
Friday, February 19, 2016, 5pm, Josephine Louis Theatre
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URBAN BUSH WOMEN (Black Arts in the City)
Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:30pm, The Dance Center at Columbia College Chicago

TOMEKA REID (Co-sponsored with the Block Museum)
Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 7pm, The Block Museum
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GUTHRIE RAMSEY (BAI Lecture Series)
Monday, February 8, 2016, 5pm doors, 6pm concert, SPACE Evanston
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NITASHA SHARMA (BAI Brown Bag Lunch Series)
Friday, January 29, 2016, 12pm, Krause Studio in Annie May Swift Hall
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JERICHO BROWN (BAI Lecture Series)
Monday, November 9, 2015, 5pm, Krause Studio in Annie May Swift Hall
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BLACK WOMEN IN MEDICINE (Co-Sponsorship)
Tuesday, November 3, 4pm, McCormick Tribune Center
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AYMAR JEAN CHRISTIAN (BAI Brown Bag Lunch Series)
Friday, October 23, 2015, 12pm, Seabury 250
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FRANK WILDERSON (Co-sponsored with African American Studies)
Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 5pm, Harris 108
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GEM OF THE OCEAN (Black Arts In the City)
Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7:30pm, The Court Theatre

 

BI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Black Arts United States: Institutions and Interventions
June 4-6, 2015
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KRISTA THOMPSON (Brown Bag Fridays Works-in-Progress Series)
Friday, May 15, 2015 at 12pm, Annie May Swift, Room 110

 

DJOLA BRANNER (Black Queer Literary Series)
Monday, May 11, 2015 at 5pm, University Hall, Hagstrum Room

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THOMAS GLAVE (Black Queer Literary Series)
Monday, April 13, 2015 at 5pm, University Hall, Hagstrum Room

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TWO TRAINS RUNNING (Black Arts in the City)
Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8pm, Goodman Theatre

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CHERYL CLARKE (Black Queer Literary Series)
Monday, March 2, 2015 at 5pm, University Hall, Hagstrum Room

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JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (Black Arts in the City)
Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8pm, Chicago Symphony Center

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WHITE GUY ON THE BUS (Black Arts in the City)
Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8pm, Northlight Theatre

HARVEY YOUNG (Brown Bag Fridays Works-in-Progress Series)
Friday, January 16, 2015 at 12pm, Norris University Center, Armadillo Room

DANCE THEATER OF HARLEM (Black Arts in the City)
Sunday, November 23 at 3pm,
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SAMIYA BASHIR (Black Queer Literary Series)
Monday, November 10, 2014 at 5pm, African American Student Affairs, 1914 Sheridan Rd

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IVY WILSON (Brown Bag Fridays Works-in-Progress Series)
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 12pm, Norris University Center, Rock Room 207

NATIVE SON (Black Arts in the City)
Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 7:30pm, Court Theatre

Not Exactly Mainstream: 30 Years of Afrodeutsche Artistic Production
Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 5-7pm, Hagstrum Room (UH 201)
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BAI Inaugural Conference
Black Arts Chicago: Moves and Movements
Thursday, May 30 – Saturday, June 1, 2013
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BAI Conference 2013 Poster

Bad Friday: Rastafari After Coral Gardens
Friday, April 26, 2013 at 4:30pm
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‘It’s gonna get severe up in here’: Ballroom Culture and Black Queer Spatial Practices in Detroit — Marlon M. Bailey, Indiana University, Bloomington
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 5:30pm
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Facets by Terry Atkins
Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Friday, March 1, 2013 at 7pm
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“Post-Civil War America : The Politics of Race and Religion and the Great Migration of African Americans”; Northlight Theatre “Salon Series” Discussion of The Whipping Man with E. Patrick Johnson and Dylan Penningroth
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 6pm
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Madea’s Big Scholarly Roundtable
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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BAI Fall Symposium
Friday, September 28, 2012
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