Farah Jasmine Griffin
Farah Jasmine Griffin is the inaugural chair of the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department at Columbia University, where she is also William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature. She is the author of numerous books including her new book Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature, and her essay on the Harlem Renaissance was included in 400 Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019. She is the recipient of a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship and she lives in New York.
Friday, Oct 15, 7:00-8:15 & Sunday, Oct 17, 5:45-7:00-Panel- Register for A Creative Force & Why Black Books Matter(Jason Broughton, Glory Edim, W. W. Ralph Eubanks, Farah Jasmine Griffin)
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Friday, October 15, 2021
The creative process has long been explored through time, but what does creativity look like through an intersectional lens? Join us for this conversation with authors Farah Jasmine Griffin, Bernice McFadden, Kia Corthron, as they embark on a conversation with author and artist Shanta Lee Gander. The conversation will be exploring what creativity means within a moment we are all recognizing as another Black Renaissance for Black creativity.
Sunday, October 17, 2021
In her new book, Read Until You Understand, Farah Jasmine Griffin asks these questions. What might engagement with literature written by Black Americans teach us about the US and its quest for democracy? What might it teach us about the fullest blossoming of our own humanity? Led by Jason Broughton (Director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress), panelists Farah Jasmine Griffin(Read until You Understand), W. Ralph Eubanks(A Place Like Mississippi), and Glory Edim (Well-Read Black Girl) will reflect on these questions and why black books matter to everyone.