23rd Annual Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium
Saturday, February 23, 2019/ 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
This year’s symposium focuses on the social perceptions and construction of beauty and how these influence our understanding, acceptance, and emotional responses to race.
Since 1997, The Annual Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium explores different aspects of the complex relationship of the African diaspora to Latin American culture. With presentations by distinguished scholars, this event offers the opportunity to deepen knowledge and understanding, foster dialogue, and educate audiences and speakers alike
Deadline for advance registration/Fecha límite para
- General – $25 perperson in advance; $30 at event.
- Taller Puertorriqueño’s Active Members and students with ID’s – $12.50 per person in advance; $15 at the event.
Admission includes: Continental breakfast and lunch/admisión incluye desayuno ligero y almuerzo.
Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble’s
Wemilere: Parade of the Orishas
9:30-9:50 AM – Continental Breakfast/ Café y Bizcochitos
SPEAKERS & PRESENTATIONS
9:50-10:00 AM – Welcome & Introductions
10:00-10:45 AM – BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER? EXAMINING THE ROLES OF RACE AND COLORISM IN SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CONTEXTS Gauging intragroup colorism is a bit more varied and complex than the overwhelming majority of this research has portrayed. Dr. Camille D. Burge is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Villanova University.
10:45-11:30 AM – RACE, THE BLACK NATION(S), AND THE GENDERING OF THE BLACK AESTHETIC IN THE DIASPORA Dr. Jordan notes in his research how the 1959 film Black Orpheus
11:30-12:15 AM – RISE OF THE
12:15 AM-12:45 PM – PLENARY Q & A
12:45-2:00 PM – Catered Lunch
*Lunchtime Roundtable: IMPLICATIONS ON SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE Up to six Continuing Education Units are available to LSW’s in partnership with the Department of Social Work at La Salle University. **When you register please indicate if you are applying for Social Work CEU’s. Led by Elena Marie DiLapi, MSW, Rosemary A. Barbara
2:00 – 2:45 PM – THE IMPACT OF AFRO-LATIN0 MOVEMENTS IN THE ANDEAN REGION OVER THE LAST TWO DECADES Looking at how the Afro-Latino movement in the US has impacted the aesthetic and political paradigms of Afro-descendants in Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Bolivia. Mónica Carrillo holds an M.F.A. in Performance Media & Interactive Arts, a B.A. in Journalism, a post-degree in Political Journalism/Cultural Analysis, and a certification in International Law & Human Rights who has led over 25 human rights projects.
3:00 – 4:45 PM – PANEL: BEAUTY, A TROUBLING PARADIGM Moderator, organizing committee member Alba Seda Morales. Panelist
Rina Banerjee – Bengali-American artist who does work that investigates the splintered experiences of identity, tradition, and culture prevalent in diasporic communities. Her exhibition, Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World is currently on view at PAFA.
Vashti Dubois – Executive Director and founder of Philadelphia’s The Colored Girls Museum, which focuses on celebrating the achievements and perspectives of the Ordinary Extraordinary Colored Girl.
José A. Esquea – Director/Independent producer in New York City since 2001.
Laura Om – A successful entrepreneur and hair stylist specializing in curly hair.
Jodi Throckmorton – Curator of Contemporary Art at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA). Her curatorial focus has been on highlighting underrepresented perspectives in contemporary art
Currently on view.4:45 PM – Closing Remarks