Two Haiti events at GW on Fri, March 4 by CANCELLED

24 Feb

The Culture in Global Affairs program, the Global Gender Initiative, and the University Seminar in Performance are sponsoring two Haiti-related events on Friday, March 4. Gina Ulysse will conduct a performance workshop for students at 3pm and will perform in the evening at 6:30pm. Details are provided below. Gina Athena Ulysse is associate professor of anthropology, African studies, environmental studies, and feminist studies at Wesleyan University.

Alter(ed)natives CANCELLED

When: Friday, March 4, 3:00-4:30pm

Where: 1957 E Street NW, 6th floor, Lindner Family Commons

The Elliott School of International Affairs

The George Washington University

Free and open to the public. Please RSVP here

Professor Ulysse explores the border zones between ethnography and performance, and discusses as she puts it, “why we need the visceral in the structural” to participate in the decolonizing project of accessing and reclaiming a full subject. Professor Ulysse is currently working on a montage ethnography, C’est Mon Devoir (It is My Duty): Stories of Civic Engagement, Urban Degradation and the Earthquake in Haiti.

Because When God is Too Busy: Haiti, Me and THE WORLD . CANCELLED

When: Friday, March 4, 6:30-7:30pm

Where: 1957 E Street NW, 6th floor, Lindner Family Commons

The Elliott School of International Affairs

The George Washington University

Free and open to the public. Please RSVP here

Professor Ulysse’s training as a cultural anthropologist informs this dramatic monologue about how Haiti’s past occupies its present. She weaves history, personal narrative, theory, and statistics in spoken-word with Vodou chants to reflect and deconstruct childhood memories, social (in)justice, spirituality, and the dehumanization of Haitians.

CIGA and GGI are part of the Elliott School of International Affairs and its Institute of Global and International Studies

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