Carnegie Mellon University

Poster for Blackness, Citizenship, and the Arts

March 12, 2018

Blackness, Citizenship, and the Arts

Pittsburgh Premiere of Mariannes Noires

What is it to be Black in France? Black and French? Mariannes Noires follows seven French women of African and Caribbean descent. They are filmmakers, dancers, entrepreneurs and intellectuals whose Frenchness is rooted in a cultural space stretching from metropolitan France, to the United States, to Africa and its many diasporas. The documentary is a mosaic of seven narratives that raise the veil on the challenges of French diversity and the construction of afrodiasporic identities.

‘Blackness, Citizenship, and the Arts – A Transatlantic Dialogue’ Symposium

One-day symposium with 12 activists, artists and scholars from Pittsburgh and Paris.

March 23, 2018, 9:00am-5:00pm
Mellon Institute Auditorium, 4400 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
Free and open to the public!

Read about this 2-day event through the Department of Modern Languages at the Dietrich College.