Eclipsing Workshop | Black In Front Of My Ears: On Blackness and My Dominican consciousness
Sunday Jan 14, 2018

3:00 PM (ends at 5:00 PM)


Links Hall

3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL

"In this workshop I will conduct a lecture sharing my research on the Dominican Republic, specifically on the DR’s cultural and racial identity. The lecture will weave together personal and historical narratives and events to highlight the nuances, inconsistencies and contradictions within the consciousness of The Dominican Republic and its people’s understanding of their Blackness. I will mostly unpack the critical ethnographic text Black Behind The Ears written by Ginetta E.B Candelario, which focuses on understanding race and ethnicity in the Dominican Republic through a “Triangular geography of Knowledge”;The Dominican Republic itself as a site, The Dominican Diaspora and the influences of identity politics in the United States and other parts of the Americas, as well as, The Haitian Revolution. This program is made possible in part by a grant from Illinois Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.

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