African Diasporic Countervisualities

Monday, February 11, 2019
6:30 PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center

This panel challenges the overproduction of certain images of Caribbean men, women, and children that have allowed for dominant — often nationalist — narratives from the region. Instead, each panelist reveals how the subjects of the archives from which they are drawn demonstrate their own agency as they confront these chronicles. Multi-media artist La Vaughn Belle, Dixa Ramírez of Brown University, and Vanessa K. Valdés of CUNY take us from the Danish West Indies to the U.S. Virgin Islands, from the Dominican Republic to the Puerto Rican community in New York to highlight inconvenient histories previously ignored, erased, and silenced.

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Feb. 11, 2019 - 6:30 PM