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Blackness, Citizenship, and the Arts
March 22 @ 6:00 pm - March 23 @ 6:00 pm
Kelly Strayhorn Theater
This two-day symposium, which includes a film screening, photo exhibition, and gathering of activists, artists and scholars, presents a transatlantic dialogue between the US and France.
On Thursday, March 22, a reception and photo exhibition, titled “Black, Muslim, and French” will take place at 6pm at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. This will be followed by the Pittsburgh premiere of the film “Mariannes Noires” with a Q & A with the cast at 6:30pm.
On Friday, March 23, there will be a symposium at the Mellon Institute. A number of the actors in the film and scholars, artists and community members from Paris and Pittsburgh will participate (with Pittsburgh’s Vanessa German, Kilolo Luckett, Paris’ Alexis Peskine, Isabelle Claverie, and many more).
The symposium is sponsored by the Center for Arts in Society, Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy, Departments of English, History, and Modern Languages, Humanities Scholars Program, Institute for Politics and Strategy, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Center for European Studies (University of Pittsburgh), and the Department of French and Italian (University of Pittsburgh).