2022 - 2023 Radical Kinship Series

2022 - 2023 Radical Kinship Series

Bios reflect speakers' status at the time of their presentation at the Center for Race and Gender.

10.06.2022

Flyer for 10-8-2022 Radical Kinship Series with image of Ebony Bailey and movie poster

"Jamaica y Tamarindo: Afro Tradition in the Heart of Mexico" - Film Screening and Q&A with director, Ebony Bailey

10.06.2022 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM |  Zoom Webinar

Join the Center for Race and Gender for a Zoom screening of "Jamaica y Tamarindo: Afro Tradition in the Heart of Mexico" (21 mins), and Q&A with director, Ebony Bailey. The jamaica flower and tamarind are iconic ingredients in Mexico, but their history comes from a place much further away. In Jamaica y Tamarindo: Afro Tradition in the Heart of Mexico, we meet five people to explore African heritage in Mexico City, an identity that goes beyond the color of one's skin. Join us for a special screening and conversation about race, migration, gender, and colonialism in Mexico.


This series installment is sponsored by the Center for Race and Gender, the Multicultural Community Center, Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEq), UC Berkeley's People & Culture - Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB), and the Townsend Center for the Humanities. The Radical Kinship Series is curated and hosted by CRG’s Arts and Humanities Initiative Research Scholar, Alan Pelaez Lopez.

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09.06.2022

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"black god mother this body" - Book Release and Author Interview

09.08.2022 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM |  Zoom Webinar

Join the Center for Race and Gender for a reading and celebration of Dr. Raina J. León’s poetry collection, black god mother this body (Black Freighter Press, 2022). Dr. León’s collection integrates biomimicry, technology, afrofuturist practices and afrosurrealist revelations, and generational engagement across human and nonhuman worlds to boldly encounter the horrors of (digital) lynchings in the murders of black and brown peoples in spirit and in body while also uplifting new radical dreams. In this zoom gathering, the poet will read from her work, share words on the evolution of the collection and engage in a live interview with poet-scholar Alán Pelaez Lopez.


The Radical Kinship Series is curated and hosted by CRG’s Arts and Humanities Initiative Research Scholar, Alán Pelaez Lopez.  This series is sponsored by the Center for Race and Gender, the Multicultural Community Center, and the Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEq).

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"black god mother this body" - Book Release and Author Interview with Dr. Raina J. León