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Conversations at MOCA: NorthStar – The Meaning of Haiti in Diaspora

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Conversations at MOCA: NorthStar - The Meaning of Haiti in Diaspora

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami is hosting Conversations at MOCA: NorthStar – The Meaning of Haiti in Diaspora. This panel discussion will the meaning of Haiti throughout history in the African Diaspora and the World.

The African diaspora has influenced aspects of history, music, culture, and politics throughout the Americas, the Caribbean and beyond. Where does Haiti, the world’s first free Black republic, fall into this line of comparative cultural studies? Does Haiti serve as the NorthStar? Lead by Dr. Erica Moiah James, the conversation will address these questions and more with Nadege Green and Dr. Melvin Butler. Each speaker will delve into their respective areas of expertise spanning through comparative approaches to African diasporic literatures, the historic inequities and erasures of black and brown contributions in America, and the influence of cultural politics of popular culture.

This program is free to attend, and registration is required. The program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami.

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January 18 @ 7:00 pm -
January 18 @ 8:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Erica Moiah James, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of the History of Art and African American Studies, Yale University ; Nadege Green, independent researcher, writer, editor, community archivist; Dr. Melvin Butler, Associate Professor, Department of Musicology, Frost School of Music
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Amanda Covach
(305) 893-6211

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