Eclipsing Workshop | Black In Front Of My Ears: On Blackness and My Dominican consciousness

Eclipsing Workshop | Black In Front Of My Ears: On Blackness and My Dominican consciousness

Sun, January 14, 2018

3:00 pm (event ends at 5:00 pm)

Links Hall

Chicago, IL

$5.00

"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.

Joelle Mercedes
Joelle Mercedes
Joelle Mercedes is a Pájaro Afrodescendiente originally from The Bronx NYC, currently situated in Chicago. Joelle’s work is a flight interrupted by a chaotic thirst for departures. In this detour a circular path unearths, the tart nectar of saudade. A curiosity with distance.
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/