A celebration of Caribbean Heritage and Culture: “FROM WHENCE WE CAME”
There is a common ground that holds together the diverse populations of the region. The West Indies is home to various ancestral roots which all contribute to a very complex and heterogeneous space. People of the Caribbean are very connected to one another through their shared experience of relocation and post-colonial recovery. In our celebration we hope to highlight the multiplicity that helps to make the region what it is today.
Please join us in our celebration. There is a week-long schedule of events, beginning with
West Indian Student Art Exhibit Opening: A display of artwork representing diversity within the West Indies, Usdan Cafe
Monday, March 28, 2011
Girls! Girls? Girls. A One-Woman Show by Marjuan Canady
Canady transforms herself into ten diverse characters, capturing the voices and concerns of black women worldwide. Her characters range from the “booty fashion mogul Sara Baartman to Black Woman News Anchor, Beverly Brushetta and the hottest rapper in the game, 40 Ounce. This satire explores how we have looked at black women in the past and in the present. It is a funny yet frightening future. Co-sponsored by Ujamaa.
Downey House 7 p.m.