What’s Blackness Got to Do With It?

May 4, 5pm

DePaul’s African and Black Diaspora Studies Program presents a discussion on activism, human rights, and global racism. The 2013 court ruling, “La Sentencia,” stripped citizenship from Dominicans of Haitian descent, questioning the right of over one-quarter million individuals to exist within the boundaries of the Dominican Republic. This panel will historicize “La Sentencia,” as well as discuss educational-activist organizing in both the Dominican Republic and the Diaspora surrounding this struggle for citizenship. The panel includes Jennifer Shoaff, Assistant Professor in Department of Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama; Ryan Mann Hamilton, Cogut Center for the Humanities Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University; Yanilda Marfa Gonzalez, Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration; and Edward Paulino, Assistant Professor in the Department of Global History at John Jay College/CUNY.

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