Flavor and Soul: Italian America at Its African American Edge

Part of a series of events exploring the connections of intimacy, violence, cultural creativity, and political struggle that link together the African and Italian diasporas–from the in­fluence of African American musical traditions on Italian American singers, to the influence of Black diasporic resources on contemporary Afro-Italian struggles for recognition, to the mobilizations of Eritreans in the United States and Italy to un­earth hidden histories of Italian colonialism. Through film screenings, book talks, and lectures, this series approaches “Afro-Italy” as a complex, global contact zone.