Rescheduled: two Haiti events at GW

NOTE: These two events have been cancelled.

Gina Athena Ulysse, Wesleyan University Associate Professor of Anthropology, African Studies, Environmental Studies, and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Inaugural Fellow in the College of the Environment will be holding two events at GW – a workshop at 3pm and a performance at 6:30pm. See below for details.

Photo courtesy of Gina Ulysse
Photo courtesy of Gina Ulysse

Alter(ed)natives

When: Friday, March 4, 3 pm – 4 pm
Where: 1957 E Street NW, 6th floor, Lindner Family Commons
The Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University

Free and open to the public. Please RSVP here

Professor Ulysse explores the border zones between ethnography and performance, and discusses as she puts it, “why we need the visceral in the structural” to participate in the decolonizing project of accessing and reclaiming a full subject.

Because When God is Too Busy: Haiti, Me and THE WORLD

When: Friday, March 4, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: 1957 E Street NW, 6th floor, Lindner Family Commons
The Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University

Free and open to the public. Please RSVP here

Professor Ulysse’s training as a cultural anthropologist informs this dramatic monologue about how Haiti’s past occupies its present. She weaves history, personal narrative, theory, and statistics in spoken-word with Vodou chants to reflect and deconstruct childhood memories, social (in)justice, spirituality, and the dehumanization of Haitians. Professor Ulysse is currently working on a montage ethnography, C’est Mon Devoir (It is My Duty): Stories of Civic Engagement, Urban Degradation and the Earthquake in Haiti.

These events are sponsored by the CIGA Seminar Series, the Global Gender Initiative, and the University Seminar in Performance

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