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Black Citizenship

March 8, 2023

This seminar explores the relationship between Black communities, both native-born and immigrant, and the question of American citizenship. It explores this relationship in various contexts: through political ideologies, religious communities, and shared cultural heritage.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

(10:00-10:15 am) Welcome Address by Dean Jacqueline Mattis

(10:15-11:45 am) A Conversation between Salamishah Tillet and Claudia Rankine
Salamishah Tillet, Henry Rutgers Professor, Africana Studies and Creative Writing, Rutgers University, Newark
Claudia Rankine, Professor, Creative Writing Program, New York University

(12:00-1:00 pm) Things We Do in the Dark: Cinematic Experiments in Kinship Tour
Paul Robeson Galleries, Express Newark, Third Floor
Led by Yvonne Shirley, Express Newark Community Media Center Director, and Farrah Rahaman, exhibit curator

(1:00-2:30 pm) Black Citizenship
Kimberley Johnson, Professor, Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University
Niambi Carter, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park
Yarimar Bonilla, Professor, Anthropology, Graduate Center City University of New York
Reuel Rogers, Associate Professor, Political Science, Northwestern University
Moderator: Hyacinth Miller, Assistant Teaching Professor, Africana Studies and Political Science, Rutgers University, Newark

(3:00-4:30 pm) Black Citizenship and Religion
John Jackson, Professor and Dean, University of Pennsylvania
Zain Abdullah, Associate Professor, Religion, Temple University
Todne Thomas, Associate Professor, African American Religious Studies, Harvard Divinity School
Carlos Decena, Profesor, Latino and Caribbean Studies and of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Moderator: Wendell Marsh, Assistant Professor, Africana Studies, Rutgers University, Newark


March 8, 2023
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Express Newark
54 Halsey Street, 2nd floor, Room 213
Newark, 07102
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