Thursday, November 4

10:00 am EST to 12:45 pm EST
Symposium Welcome, Introduction, & Opening Performance: Freetown Collective

1:15 pm EST to 3:00 pm EST
Panel: Black Critiques of the Crises of Colonialism and Fascism in the 1930s

  • Leslie James (Queen Mary University of London), Moderator
  • Davarian Baldwin (Trinity College)
  • Minkah Makalani (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Khwezi Mkhize (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa)

Friday, November 5

10:15 am EST to Noon EST
Plenary: Black (State) Politics in Africa and the African Diaspora

  • Ben Talton (Temple University), Moderator 
  • Abosede George (Barnard College) 
  • Sabatho Nyamsenda (University of Dar es Salaam)
  • Edilza Sotero (Federal University of Bahia)
  • Michael Gomez (New York University)

12:15 pm EST to 2:00 pm EST
Panel: Black Food Futures: Dreams of a Food Sovereign Black World in Times of Crisis

  • Valerie Grim (Indiana University), Moderator
  • Adante Hart (MPH, RD, LDN)
  • Njathi Kabui (MA, Master Chef, Cultural Food Anthropologist, Kenya)
  • Frederick Douglass Opie (Babson College)
  • Bobby J. Smith, II (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

2:30 pm EST to 4:45 pm EST
Plenary: Coalition Building in the Wake of 2020

  •  Jared Ball (Morgan State), Moderator
  • Charisse Burden-Stelly (Carleton)
  • Akosua Ampofo (University of Ghana)
  • Rinaldo Walcott (University of Toronto)
  • Russell Rickford (Cornell University)

Saturday, November 6

10:15 am EST to Noon EST

Panel: Transgressive Bodies and Sexualities in the Black Diaspora

  • Luciana Brito (Universidade Federal de Reconcavo da Bahia-UFRB), Moderator
  • Bruno Santana (Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brasil)
  • Megg Rayara (Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brasil) 
  • Andrea Allen (University of Toronto)
  • Joshua Reason (University of Pennsylvania)

12:15 pm EST to 2:00 pm EST
Plenary: The Legacy of Andaiye: The Point is to Change the World: Selected Writings of Andaiye

  • Monique Bedasse (Washington University), Moderator
  • Brian Meeks (Brown University)
  • Aaron Kamugisha (University of the West Indies, Barbados)
  • Nicole Burrowes (Rutgers University)
  • Alissa Trotz (University of Toronto), Respondent
2:30 pm EST to 4:45 pm EST

Panel: Black Responses to Health Crises/Epidemics

  • Ameenah Shakir (Florida A&M University), Moderator
  • Edna Bonhomme (Bard College, Berlin)
  • Jim Downs (Gettysburg College)
  • Mary Hicks (University of Chicago)
  • Grace Redhead (University of Warwick)