Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lafayette Hosts Lecture on Racial Identity on Tuesday March 6 @ 5 p.m.

 EASTON, Pa. (www.lafayette.edu) February 28, 2012


Yaba Blay

Creator of “(1)ne Drop Project” to speak — Yaba Blay, visiting assistant professor of Africana Studies at Lafayette College and creator of the (1)ne Drop Project, which was recently featured on CNN,  will present a lecture on the politics of racial identity at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 in the Kirby Hall of Civil Rights auditorium, room 104. 

The event is free and open to the public.

A creative presentation of historical documentation, personal memoirs, and portraiture, (1)ne Drop explores the “other” faces of Blackness – those who may not immediately be recognized, accepted, or embraced as “Black” in this visually racialized society. Through portrait documentaries (book and film) and photography exhibitions, the project intends to raise social awareness and spark community dialogue about the complexities of Blackness as both an identity and a lived reality.

Photos from the project will be displayed in the EPI/Riley Temple Art Gallery at the Portlock Black Cultural Center on McCartney St.

The presentation is sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Development, and the Association of Black Collegians.


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