Week of June 11, 2023 in UCIS

Wednesday, June 14

5:00 pm Seminar
Seminários CULTNA (Cultura Negra no Atlântico)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with LABHOI/AFRIKAS UFJF
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Disscusão do livro "Racismo brasileiro". Evento em Português.

Saturday, June 17

1:00 pm Cultural Event
African Heritage Room Committee - Juneteenth Poetry Celebration
CL 332
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs along with African Heritage Room Committee
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Join the African Heritage Room Committee as we celebrate Juneteenth through featuring poets, musicians, playwrights, authors actors who will share their creativity. A reception will be held following the event.

Please register to attend at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/african-heritage-room-committee-juneteenth-...

Presenters include:
Sheila Carter-Jones is the author of Three Birds Deep selected by Elizabeth Alexander as the 2012 winner of the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Book Award and the chapbook Blackberry Cobbler Song.

KL Brewer is a poet, playwright, and actor and is the co-founder of Inner-tainment Live spoken word organization. He is the writer, director, and producer of the choreopoem, the Poets Corner, and a member of the Langston Hughes Poetry Society of Pittsburgh.

Dessie Bey author of three poetry books and editor of two anthologies. She is cofounder of The Langston Hughes Poetry Society of Pittsburgh; the principal organizer of “Slave Narrative Readings” for Pittsburgh and surrounding areas; founder & curator of the African/African American Mobile Museum.

Doralee Brooks, professor emerita at the Community College of Allegheny County in Developmental Studies, is a Madwoman in the Attic instructor for Carlow University. She is a fellow of the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project (95) and Cave Canem (97 and 99).

Lorraine Cross has been a member of the Langston Hughes Poetry Society of Pittsburgh since its inception in 2006. She enjoys reading poetry and participating in Slave Narratives Readings and has become well known for her vivid dramatization of the narrative of “Sarah Francis.” Lorraine has been recognized for outstanding leadership and countless assignments and awards including the Federal Executive Board Excellence in Government and Woman of the Year awards.

Veronica Corpuz is an interdisciplinary poet who explores themes of grief, loss and identity through mixed media and photography. A member of the Madwomen in the Attic of Carlow University, she co-curates with Sarah Williams Devereux Mad Bookends, an e-journal of poetry, fiction and nonfiction by women writers of color.