Join home school at Yale Union on 26 Jul 2019, 5-7pm for a talk with d.a. carter. In his words, we will “Read…drink…discuss three Black Studies essays and what they might mean for how we engage blackness.” We will work with the following readings:
• “On the Issue of Roles” by Toni Cade Bambara
• “A Black Poetics: Against Mastery by Dawn Lundy Martin
• “The Anarchy of Colored Girls Assembled in a Riotous Manner” by Saidiya Hartman
Streamed and archived online for distance learning. Please send home school a message and we can provide these readings for you.
d.a. carter is a writer, teacher, and cognac sipper. He is co-editor of The Iconic Obama, 2007-2009: Essays on Media Representations of the Candidate and New President (2012). He is currently completing Obscene Material, a book examining black girlhood and scandal in 1919 Washington, D.C. and is also a member of the Queering Slavery Working Group, an interdisciplinary scholarly collective that uses Tumblr to place black queer studies in conversation with the history of enslavement: http://qswg.tumblr.com and http://qswgremix.tumblr.com. He is an assistant professor of Black Studies at Portland State University, with research interests in 20th Century African American History, gender and sexuality studies, and black cultural studies.
home school is excited to announce that we are artists in residence at Yale Union in 2019. Our fourth year of curriculum will continue to offer artist talks, classes, and exhibitions, all free and open to the public as well as archived online. With YU’s help we will also deepen our engagement with print and online publication, screenings, and more frequent poetry readings. We also have access to an office space in which we will host public office hours, micro-exhibitions, and small events.
home school is a free pop-up art school in Portland, OR run by Victoria Anne Reis and manuel arturo abreu. We provide welcoming contexts for critical engagement with contemporary art and its issues. Our pedagogy honors the casual rigor of the etymology of “school,” from the Greek shkole, “spare time, leisure, idleness, rest.”
Friday, 26 July 2019, 5–7pm at YU
“Because” is an Answer
Reading and discussion with d. a. carter
Saturday, 15 June 2019, 6–8pm at YU
Reading and discussion with Tabitha Nikolai
Saturday, 4 May 2019, 5–7pm at YU
Sunday, 24 Mar 2019, 6–9p @ YU
Screening of work by Aria Dean, Mandy Harris Williams, & Redeem Pettaway
DJ set by Eric Fury
Catering by La Arepa Venezuelan cart