EVENT: 2009 Black New England Conference

June 8, 2009 at 7:14 pm 1 comment

2009 Black New England Conference
June 11 -13, 2009

Conference Theme: New England: Beyond Black & White
Location: University of New Hampshire, Durham

Description:
Moving beyond rigid racial identities, this year’s conference will explore the contemporary as well as historic interactions between Black and Indigenous communities, the presence of “passing” mixed race individuals, and the more recent immigrant experience, within a New England context. These complex interactions, connections, conflicts, experiences, and resistant efforts of Black, white, Indigenous, and multi-racial citizens will be explored through scholarly research, presentations on books, shared personal stories, and imagery.

The Black New England Conference is a 2-day conference that gathers scholars, teachers, researchers, community members and members of local organizations to share their work and insights on the Black experience past and present in New England. It is both an academic conference and a celebration of Black life and history in New England.

Keynote Speaker: Lorene Cary

Award winning author, Lorene Cary is best known in literary circles for her book Black Ice, about her two years at St. Paul’s School, a formerly all-white, all-male elite prep school in New Hampshire. Currently, a Senior Lecturer in creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania, Cary is the founder of Art Sanctuary, a non-profit performance series that brings black artists to speak and perform at the Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia. The keynote address and opening reception takes place on Friday, June 12, 2009 from 7:00 – 9:30 pm in the Memorial Union Building Theatre 1. It is free and open to the public.

Presenters: Eric Aldrich, Lena Amapadu, Chris Cameron, Carol Conaway, Valerie Cunningham, Linda Freeman, Deidre Hill-Butler, Julianne Jennings, Napoleon Jones-Henderson, Delia Konzett, Elise Lemire, Daniel McClure, Kent A. McConnell, Zebulon Miletsky, Amber Moulton-Wiseman, Pearlie Peters, Aminah Pilgrim, Ousmane Power-Green, Margaret Schramm, Melissane Parm Schrems, Siobhan Senier, David Watters, Rachel Jones Williams, William Yellowrobe, Jr., Margaret Lukens

Registration Fee: $50.00

For complete conference information and registration visit http://www.neculture.org or contact JerriAnne Boggis

Event Sponsored by Center for New England Culture

CONTACT INFO
JerriAnne Boggis
University of New Hampshire
Huddleston Hall, Room 330
73 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824
Tele: 603-862-0693
Email: jerrianne.boggis@unh.edu

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