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BRESI Series - Professor Soyica Diggs Colbert
Black, Race, and Ethnic Studies Initiative
Revisiting the Village Scene: Lorraine Hansberry the Organizer
Presented by Professor Soyica Colbert (Georgetown University). Soyica Diggs Colbert is the Idol Family Professor of African American Studies and Performing Arts at Georgetown University. Colbert’s publications include Theory for Theatre Studies: Bodies (2021), and Black Movements: Performance and Cultural Politics (2017). Her recent book, Radical Vision: A Biography of Lorraine Hansberry, was described by critic David Itzkoff as "[a] devoted and deeply felt account of the development of an artist’s mind" (New York Times Book Review) and was one of O Magazine's best books for 2021. In her acclaimed biography of Lorraine Hansberry, Colbert narrates a life at the intersection of art and politics, arguing that for Hansberry the theater operated as a rehearsal room for her political and intellectual work. She has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support a residency at the Schomburg Center, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Stanford University, Mellon Foundation, and the Robert W. Woodruff Library at Emory University.
Note: This event comprises a lecture and a workshop at different times and locations.
Lecture: "Revisiting the Village Scene: Lorraine Hansberry the Organizer" with Professor Soyica Diggs Colbert
- Time: 4:00-5:15 pm
- Location: Hemmerdinger Room | Hunter College East Building, 706
Workshop: "Art Archiving Freedom and Resistance" with Professor Soyica Diggs Colbert and Lazaro Lima
- Time: 1:00-2:15 pm
- Location: CENTRO Conference Room | Hunter College East Building, 1442