Possessing Remedies Symposium and keynote performance PastForward/In Black


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The one-day symposium opens up a space for international scholars, artists, activists and participants to critically share strategies and interventions that Black and Brown communities have developed to sustain and heal themselves. 
· University of Illinois at Chicago: African-American Cultural Center & Gallery 400. April 6, 2017, 11am - 7pm. Join us!
UIC AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER/ 830 SOUTH HALSTED, SECOND FLOOR

10:30am – 11am:  Welcome & continental breakfast
11am – 12:30pm:  Opening remarks & Session 1: Invocations and/in the City

This session serves as a point of entry into discussion of spiritual and or religious culture and its role in convening and opening up spaces for healing and restoration.
• Dr. Mario LaMothe, African-American Cultural Center/UIC
• Dr. Lori Baptista, African-American Cultural Center/UIC*
• Dr. Johari Jabir, African American Studies/UIC
• Dr. Meida McNeal, Honey Pot Performance

1pm – 2:30pm:  Session 2: Collaborative Healing Practices

Session 2 offers an opportunity for researcher-practitioners to share aspects of their work that focus on how particular communities draw from cultural forms and practices (or address cultural biases, stigmas) to promote healing. 

• Dr. Rohan D. Jeremiah, Community Health Sciences/UIC
• Dr. Erin Durban-Albrecht/Illinois State University
• Dr. Cynthia Blair, UIC African American Studies

2:30pm – 3:30pm:  Session 3: Religion and Remedies

This session engages how members of black and brown communities affirm or heal themselves in declarative ways, through Biblical scriptures.
• UIC’s Black Campus Ministry

UIC GALLERY 400, LECTURE ROOM/400 SOUTH PEORIA STREET

5pm:  Keynote Performance

PastForward/In Black:
• Madonna Gris / Jean-Paul Weaver  (Haitian-American Dance Artist)
• Diaspora Monologues/ Fehinty African Theatre Ensemble  
• Honey Pot Performance 
• Community reflection, closing remarks and reception



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