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Radiating Black ~ Puerto Rican ~ Feminist Studies from the City University of New York to the Americas and the Caribbean

Radiating Black ~ Puerto Rican ~ Feminist Studies from the City University of New York to the Americas and the Caribbean

Conor Tomás Reed in Residence

November 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021

Collage banner image by Sweet Relief Print Studio

About the residency (Spanish below)

This residency will share archives and learning/organizing lessons on the entwined legacies of Black ~ Puerto Rican ~ Feminist Studies and movements at CUNY in the 1960s and 70s, in order to nourish bridges between community organizers, cultural workers, educators, and students in the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

These radiant histories will be broadcast through a three-month series of seven online public dialogues on the lives of Toni Cade Bambara, June Jordan, and Audre Lorde; explorations in Black~Puerto Rican~Third World Feminist Studies at CUNY now; histories of how CUNY movements created Open Admissions and Ethnic Studies; and present efforts to decolonize CUNY and New York City. All programs will be conducted online via Zoom, and several of the presentations will feature live Spanish interpretation.

We actively welcome working-class Black, Indigenous, Asian, Caribbean, Latinx, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, and beyond (BIPOC)—especially women, gender non-binary, and queer and trans—individuals and groups to attend and participate. The events and materials will be available for all, but we will intentionally center these participants in our process.

The residency will culminate in the creation of digital and print materials for free distribution at Wendy’s Subway.

Register for all events here.

About the resident

Conor Tomás Reed is a Puerto Rican/Irish multi-gendered street scholar and freedom maker who teaches Africana Studies and American Studies at Brooklyn College. Conor is a contributing editor with LÁPIZ Journal and Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, and a participant in Free CUNY and Rank and File Action (RAFA). Conor is developing a book about the rise of Black, Puerto Rican, and Women’s Studies and movements at the City College of New York and in New York City from 1960 to the present, as well as a quadrilingual anthology of Black Feminist Studies in the Americas and the Caribbean during this period.

Sobre la residencia

Esta residencia compartirá archivos y lecciones de aprendizaje/organización sobre los legados entrelazados de los estudios y movimientos afro descendientes ~ puertorriqueñxs ~ feministas en CUNY en las décadas de 1960 y 1970, con el fin de alimentar puentes entre organizadores comunitarios, trabajadores culturales, educadores, y estudiantes en el Estados Unidos, el Caribe y América Latina.

Estas radiantes historias se compartirán a través de una serie de tres meses de siete diálogos públicos en línea sobre las vidas de Toni Cade Bambara, June Jordan, y Audre Lorde; exploraciones en Estudios Afro-descendientes~Puertorriqueñxs~del Tercer Mundo~Feministas en CUNY ahora; historias de cómo los movimientos CUNY crearon Admisiones Abiertas y Estudios Étnicos; y presentar esfuerzos para descolonizar CUNY y la ciudad de Nueva York. Todos los programas se llevarán a cabo en línea a través de Zoom y la mitad de las presentaciones contarán con interpretación en vivo en español.

Damos la bienvenida activamente a la clase trabajadora afro-descendiente, indígena, asiática, caribeña, latina, del Medio Oriente, de las islas del Pacífico y más allá (BIPOC)—especialmente mujeres, género no binario, y queer y trans—individuos y grupos para asistir y participar. Los eventos y materiales estarán disponibles para todos, pero centraremos intencionalmente a estxs participantes en nuestro proceso.

La residencia culminará con la creación de materiales digitales e impresos para distribución gratuita en Wendy’s Subway.

Sobre el residente

Conor Tomás Reed es un puertorriqueñe/irlandés de múltiples géneros, erudito callejero, y creador de la libertad que enseña Estudios Africanxs y Estudios Americanxs en el Brooklyn College. Conor es editor colaborador de LÁPIZ Revista y Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, y participa en Free CUNY y Rank and File Action (RAFA). Conor está desarrollando un libro sobre el surgimiento de los estudios y movimientos de afro-descendientes~puertorriqueñas~feministas en el Colegio Ciudad de Nueva York y en la ciudad de Nueva York desde 1960 hasta el presente, así como una antología quatrilingüe de estudios de feministas afro-descendientes en las Américas y El Caribe durante este período.

Support

The Wendy’s Subway Residency Program is made possible through a Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation Art and Social Justice Grant, and through public funds from the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by the Brooklyn Arts Council.

This program is co-sponsored by Lost & Found: The CUNY Poets Document Initiative from the Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY; the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics (CPCP) at The Graduate Center, CUNY; the American Studies Program at Brooklyn College, CUNY; and the Latin American & Latin@ Studies Program at City College, CUNY.

These events are free and open to the public.

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