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Virtual Conversations at MOCA: Queer, Black, and being Haitian – March 15

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Virtual | Wednesday, March 15, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion about the intersection of queer, Black, and Haitian identities, viewed through the lens of Haitian Vodoun traditions and artwork showcased in the exhibitions Didier William: Nou Kite Tout Sa Dèyè and Leah Gordon: Kanaval. The panel of experts will dive deep into how Vodoun creates space for differences, and challenges societal norms and identities.

Jafari Sinclaire Allen, Professor of African American & African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University, brings his vast knowledge of queer sexuality, gender, and Blackness in transnational contexts to the conversation.

Erol Josué, one of the world’s best known and most highly respected expert in the centuries old Haitian Vodou religion, will enlighten us about Vodoun rituals and their connections to Haitian culture.

Josué Azor, a photographer based in Port-au-Prince whose work has been exhibited internationally, will offer a queer perspective on the construction of masculinity within Haitian society through his documentary work.

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Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support was provided by City National Bank.

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