Black Studies News & Upcoming Events

AGBS: Spring 2019 Exhibitions

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Curator’s Tour: In Their Own Form

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Thursday, January 23 at 12pm

Christian Green Gallery (201 E 21st St, Austin, Texas 78705) 

Before the opening of her exhibition In Their Own Form, curator Sheridan Tucker Anderson will be leading a public tour. Learn more about the artwork from the curator herself and partake in light refreshments! This event is open and free to the public.

Parking is available in Brazos Garage at 210 E. MLK Blvd. Please call 512-471-0254 with any questions.

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Opening Reception: In Their Own Form

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Thursday, January 23 at 5:30pm

Christian Green Gallery (201 E 21st St, Austin, Texas 78705) 

Join the Art Galleries at Black Studies for the opening reception of In Their Own Form at the Christian-Green Gallery. Curator Sheridan Tucker Anderson will be present to answer questions and speak to visitors about the exhibition. This event is free and open to the public.

Parking is available in Brazos Garage at 210 E. MLK Blvd. Please call 512-471-0254 with any questions.

About the exhibition

In Their Own Form presents a collection of works that illuminate blackness as distinct from the oppression, racism, and stereotypes ever-present in Western cultures—mediated through Afrofuturist themes, including time travel and escapism. Through Afrofuturism—a cross-disciplinary genre that combines science fiction, Afrocentrism, fantasy, technology, and non-Western mythologies—the photographs and videos presented here deploy an intellectual and artistic strategy to reimagine and repurpose the fraught past, present, and future of the transnational black experience.

Curated by Sheridan Tucker Anderson, Former Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago.

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WCAAAS: Documentary Film Showcase

WCAAASDocumentary

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Wednesday, January 29th and Thursday, January 30th

Glickman Conference Center (305 E 23rd St, Austin, TX 78712)

The Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (WCAAAS) is excited to host a two-day event on black documentary films in the African Diaspora. The film program includes Free Angela and All Political Prisoners directed by UT Austin alumna Shola Lynch, The Past is not Our Future: The Student Years of Walter Rodney directed by Matthew J. Smith (Professor of Caribbean History at the University of the West Indies), and This Little Light directed by Wendi Moore-O’Neal and Ada McMahon.

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IUPRA: 2019 Georgetown Health Foundation Needs Assessment is now available!

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Last spring, the Institute for Urban Policy and Research Analysis (IUPRA) received its second grant award from the Georgetown Health Foundation. Following up with the institute’s findings in the 2015 Southeast Georgetown needs assessment, the research team’s new focus was twofold: engage the Georgetown community to find out the impact of policy changes made by city officials as a result of IUPRA’s work in 2015 and identify emerging needs of the growing underrepresented population in Georgetown.

You can read more IUPRA’s findings, including the nine major needs in low-income Georgetown neighborhoods here. Be sure to share this report with your friends and colleagues who are interested in using policy research to improve outcomes for Black Texans.