Reconstructing the Point
Dr. Claire Andrade-Watkins is a professor of film and Africana Studies at Emerson College. Dr. Andrade-Watkins is also a Brown University Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and a Distinguished Community Practitioner and Senior Fellow at the Swearer Center. Her films work to reconstruct the often neglected story of Fox Point Cape Verdean community — its success, displacement, and ultimate survival. Her work challenges us to confront the role Brown University has played in Cape Verdean displacement and to begin building a sustainable conversation around this history, founded on values of equivalency and mutual respect.