Exhibits + Performances

Welcome Reception and Exhibit Opening: “Joy + Justice”

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

Join us as we celebrate the new academic year! Enjoy light refreshments, learn more about our programs and initiatives, and view our new exhibit “Joy + Justice,” featuring work from over 20 artists.

Image: Luanne Redeye, "Self Portrait with Red Birds"

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Meet & Greet with Sci-Fi Author Samuel Delany

CSREA, Lippitt House, 96 Waterman Street

You are cordially invited to a special "Meet & Greet" breakfast event with critically acclaimed and award winning science fiction writer and critic, Samuel R. Delany. Renown for his imaginative world building and critical insight, Delany's works address race, sexuality, and social issues, as well as perception, language, and the complexities of the human experience.

Exhibit: The Body As Site Of

Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:00 am to Thursday, May 31, 2018 5:00 pm

CSREA, 96 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

September 2017 - May 2018

In this exhibition, four contemporary artists of color engage in reflection on the complexity of identity, sometimes pushing back on misrepresentations, including stereotypes and cultural appropriation, other times presenting alternatives: Akujixxv, Devyn Galindo, Panteha Abareshi, and Carolina Hicks.

Fall Welcome Reception and Art Exhibit Opening: "The Body As Site Of"

CSREA, Lippitt House, 96 Waterman Street

Welcome back! Please join us to celebrate a new year and the opening of our 2017-2018 exhibit, "The Body As Site Of." This exhibition features artwork by four contemporary artists of color who engage in reflection on the complexity of identity, sometimes pushing back on misrepresentations, including stereotypes and cultural appropriation, other times presenting alternatives: AkujixxvDevyn GalindoPanteha Abareshi, and Carolina Hicks.

Performance by Monique Mojica, LeAnne Howe, and Jorge Morejón: "Side Show Freaks & Circus Injuns"

Granoff Center, Studio 1

Monique Mojica, LeAnne Howe, and Jorge Morejón present a public offering of work in progress titled "Side Show Freaks & Circus Injuns," presenting excerpts of the play in process with a discussion moderated by Dr. Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation), Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies, Brown University.

Devin Allen, "Rising/Uprising in Baltimore: A Beautiful Ghetto" [VIDEO]

IBES 130 (Carmichael Auditorium), 85 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912

September 2016 - May 2017

In the weeks following the death of Freddie Gray, Devin Allen's photographs gave voice to Baltimore's pain during one of its darkest hours. His images of the city document the struggle and humanity of protest, as well as the beauty found in community and everyday life.

Devin Allen, "Rising/Uprising in Baltimore: A Beautiful Ghetto" [VIDEO]

IBES 130 (Carmichael Auditorium), 85 Waterman Street

In the weeks following the death of Freddie Gray, Devin Allen’s photographs gave voice to his city’s pain during one of its darkest hours. His images of Baltimore document the struggle and humanity of protest, as well as the beauty found in community and everyday life. Born and raised in West Baltimore, Devin will reflect on his personal trials and tribulations, life before and after the 2015 uprising, and the issues that plague his city and many other ghettos across America.

CSREA's New Home: Opening Reception and Exhibit

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA), Lippitt House, 96 Waterman Street

We've moved! We're celebrating our new home and a new year with an open house on Thursday, September 8.  

We will also be opening our 2016-2017 exhibit: Rising/Uprising in Baltimore: A Beautiful Ghetto by Photographer, Devin Allen.

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Free and open to the public. Please contact us to make arrangements for wheelchair access. 

The BreakBeat Poets: Performance + Book Signing

George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space, Churchill House

Just as blues influenced the Harlem Renaissance and Jazz influenced the Black Arts Movement, Hip-Hop's musical and cultural force has shaped the aesthetics and given rise to a new generation of American poets.

Join us as we welcome contributors to the new poetry anthology The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop-- a multi-generational examination of life and poetry in the age of hip hop. The book features 78 poets, born between 1961-1999, who are employing traditional and wildstyle poetics to narrate a new country and city landscape.

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