Book Event: “Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History”
Where: Revolution Books
437 Malcolm X Blvd./Lenox Ave. @132nd St
212-691-3345 Price: $5-$10 donation, or pay what you can
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A special evening at Revolution Books with contributors to this wide-ranging new book of essays and images, “Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History,” featuring the editors DEBORAH WILLIS, ELLYN TOSCANA and KALIA BROOKS NELSON, along with contributing artists and writers Sarah Khan, Pamela Newkirk, Lorie Novak, Vanessa Perez-Rosario, Gunja Sengupta and Paulette Young.
The book “charts how women’s profound and turbulent experiences of migration have been articulated in writing, photography, art and film.”
Co-editor Deborah Willis sets the stage in her introduction:
“Women have been part of global and historical movements of peoples to escape war, avoid persecution, uprooted for work, for security; we have been uprooted, stolen, trafficked, enslaved; we have moved rationally, for an education, a job, health care. We have been pushed off our land by climate change. We have moved and migrated for deeply private and personal reasons – to reach our potential freely, to lead a meaningful life, to secure a future for ourselves and our families. We have sailed, flown, driven and walked. Some of us have not survived the journey.
DEBORAH WILLIS is Chair of the Dep’t of Photography & Imaging at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Her books include Envisioning Emancipation and Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers – 1840 to the Present.
ELLYN TOSCANO is Senior Director of Programing, Partnerships and Community Engagement for NYU in Brooklyn and former Executive Director of New York University Florence.
KALIA BROOKS NELSON is a NYC-based independent curator and educator. She is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Photography and Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
SARAH KHAN is a multimedia artist/journalist who focuses on women, migrants and food using photography, cartography, film and writing. Her arts training includes drawing in Mughal/Persian miniature techniques under Bashir Ahmed, Pakistan and The Prince’s School, London, UK.
PAMELA NEWKIRK is a journalist and scholar whose work addresses the historical absence of multidimensional portraits of African descendants in scholarship and popular culture. Her latest book is Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga.
LORIE NOVAK is an artist and Professor of Photography & Imaging at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Associate Faculty at The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. Her photographs, installations, and Internet projects explore memory and transmission, and the relationship between the intimate and the public.
VANESSA PEREZ-ROSARIO is Associate Professor of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies and managing editor of Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism. She is author of Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon.
GUNJA SENGUPTA is the Chair of the Department of History, Brooklyn College-CUNY. Her books include From Slavery to Poverty: The Racial Origins of Welfare in New York, 1840 – 1918.
PAULETTE YOUNG is a Cultural Anthropologist and Curator. She has been a visiting scholar at the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University and she is Director of the Young Robertson Gallery in New York City.Buy tickets/get more info now