Èṣù's Three-way Crossroads: The Future of Ancestrality in Uncertain Times

Published on: October 29, 2020

October 29, 2020 6:00-8:00PM Eastern Time Zoom Webinar (Register) More info Join us for a conversation between three Brazilian public intellectuals at the forefront of a movement that seeks to reconfigure the relationship between Afro-Brazilian terreiros and the academy. At this crossroads, they will discuss how to extend the ideas and practices that affirm Black life and thought within sites of resistance like the terreiro into hegemonic predominantly white spaces and institutions. Event will include simultaneous translation to English. Speakers: Dr. Luiz Rufino, researcher in Ethnic and Racial Studies at Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), author of Pedagogia das Encruzilhadas Dr. Sidnei Nogueira, Faculty Member and Coordinator of the Ilê Ará Institute, author of Intolerancia Religiosa Dr. Rodney William, Anthropologist and Babalorixá, author of Apropriação Cultural Moderated by: Joaquín Terrones, Lecturer in Literature and WGS at MIT Sponsored by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; Romance Languages and Literature, Harvard; the Afro-Latin American Institute at the Hutchins Center; and Women’s and Gender Studies at MIT