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