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a1732: Caribbean Women Artists at MIT (fwd)

From: Nicole A Vlado <nosh18@MIT.EDU>

Please join us:

"Caribbean Women Artists: Expressing/Resisting Globalization
A Panel Discussion at MIT"
Thursday, April 25, 2002
6 pm
Room 3-270

On Thursday, April 25, 2002, Marilne Phipps, Patricia Powell, Nelly Rosario
(MIT '94), and Faith Smith will speak in a panel discussion entitled
Caribbean Women Artists: Expressing/Resisting Globalization, which will be
held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Professor Odile Cazenave
will moderate the discussion. The event is sponsored by the MIT Program in
Women's Studies, the MIT Council for the Arts, and the Kelly-Douglas Fund.
It will begin at 6 p.m. in Room 3-270, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge,

For more information please contact the MIT Program in Women's Studies at
617.253.8844 or visit our webpage at

This roundtable discussion will explore some of the many forms in which
Caribbean artists relate to globalization in their artistic expressions, how
globalization enters or does not enter their works, and how their works may
indirectly reflect issues that are related to global culture. It will reflect
on the questions of epistemology and aesthetics and examine in what ways
gender, age, and location contribute to shaping voices.  The discussion will
also explore how these artists address the issue of sudden change as it
relates to new issues (AIDs, unemployment, immigration) and new contexts
(migration, a new language, the writing of a new identity).

Marilne Phipps is a painter and a writer.  Her writings include a collection
of poems Crossroads and Unholy Waters (2000) and short stories in Transition
and the Butterfly's Way: Voices of the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States
(edited by Edwidge Danticat, 2001).  Patricia Powell is from Jamaica and has
published many novels including Me Dying Trial (1993), A Small Gathering of
Bones (1994), and The Pagoda (1998).  Nelly Rosario was born in the Dominican
Republic and grew up in Williamsburg. She has just published her first novel
Song of the Water Saints (2002).  Rosario received her B.S. in Environmental
Engineering from MIT 1994.  Faith Smith teaches Caribbean Studies at
Brandeis University.