On Thursday, Barnard students perform excerpts from Shange’s work, led by music producer and Barnard Center for Research on Women Alumnae Fellow Ebonie Smith ’07. Following the performance, Shange joins acclaimed dance artist Dianne McIntyre in a conversation about the playwright and poet’s life, work, and legacy.
On the following day, the
Africana Studies Program and
the Consortium for Critical Interdisciplinary Studies
at Barnard bring together
scholars and artists who are shaping scholarly and popular conversations about African American arts and letters and gender in the African Diaspora
for a thorough examination of Ntozake Shange’s diverse body of work. Featured speakers include Jennifer DeVere Brody, Soyica Diggs Colbert, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Alexis Pauline Gumbs ’04, Harryette Mullen, Mecca J. Sullivan, and Vanessa K. Valdés.
This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.