Flag Week 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 to Friday, May 16, 2014



"The Vessel of Independence...Must Save Itself": Haitian Statecraft 1803–1820
Nathalie Pierre, Dissertation Fellow, Department of Black Studies
Wednesday, May 14, Noon

Center for Black Studies Research, 4603 South Hall
This lecture situates Black statecraft within the broader context of warfare and slavery in the Atlantic World. It argues that the first two decades of Haitian independence are of critical importance to our understanding of postcolonialism, liberalism, and Black nationalism.

Social, Economic, and Gender Justice in Haiti
Beverly Bell, Activist
Wednesday, May 14, 4:00 pm

Global Studies Seminar Room 2011 SSMS
Beverly Bell is the author of Fault Lines: Views Across Haiti's Divide and Walking on Fire: Haitian Women's Stories of Survival and Resistance. She is Coordinator of Other Worlds, Associate Fellow for the Institute for Policy Studies, and Visiting Scholar at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution
Marlene Daut, Claremont University
Thursday, May 15, 11:00 am

MultiCultural Center Theatre
Marlene Daut is an Assistant Professor at the Claremont Colleges. She recently completed her first book, Tropics of Haiti: A Literary History of Race and the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789–1865.

Haiti Initiatives Working Group
Marlene Daut, Beverly Bell, Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, Claudine Michel, Nadège T. Clitandre, and Nathalie Pierre
Thursday, May 15, 2:00-4:00 pm

Center for Black Studies Research, 4603 South Hall

Film Screening: Fatal Assistance, Raoul Peck
Friday, May 16, 2:00 pm

Center for Black Studies Research, 4603 South Hall
Fatal Assistance explores the complexity of reconstruction and the failures of international humanitarian aid in the wake of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Reception and discussion following the screening.

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Contact the Center for Black Studies Research: 805-893-3914.