Latest Past Events

Rest is Resistance Book Group with Tricia Hersey

Please join the Center for Black Visual Culture and Tricia Hersey, our Fall ‘23 Artist-Scholar in Residence and the founder of The Nap Ministry, for a reading and discussion of her book, Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto.   The evening will feature group discussion on the themes of resistance and imagination that appear in Rest is Resistance. The book will be available for purchase, followed by a book signing with Tricia Hersey. We hope to create a space for ideas and engagement as we focus on dreaming ourselves free via rest.   Tricia Hersey has over 20 years of experience as a multidisciplinary artist, writer, theologian and community organizer. She is a Chicago native who has called Atlanta home for 13 years. Tricia is the founder of The Nap Ministry, the originator of the ‘rest as resistance’ and ‘rest as reparations’ frameworks, and creates sacred spaces where the liberatory, restorative, and disruptive...

Collective Rest Experience with Tricia Hersey

Join Tricia Hersey, artist and founder of The Nap Ministry, as she guides us into the portal of rest via spoken poetry and a soundtrack of Black healing music.   The Collective Rest Experience is the heart of the work of The Nap Ministry. Tricia Hersey began to connect rest as a form of justice by facilitating her first community rest experience with borrowed yoga mats and pillows in 2017. When we gather to rest in community we create sacred spaces that disrupt the lies of capitalism. Tricia, a.k.a. The Nap Bishop has facilitated hundreds of rest experiences in person and virtually all over the globe. Thousands of people have collectively and intentionally paused to reclaim their bodies from grind culture. Following The Nap Bishop's poetry will be a short nap talk on the theories of Rest Is Resistance. Date:  Monday, Nov 6, 2023 Time:  6 - 7:30pm EST Location: The Center...

Black Magic Tintype and Portrait Workshop

Join the Center for Black Visual Culture, artist Adam Davis, and the International Center of Photography School on a workshop and discussion on tintype portraits!   Along with creating tintype portraits of NYU and ICP students, Adam Davis and CBVC hosted an interdisciplinary discussion around image making and identity making. Students from across the university were welcomed to be photographed and join the discussion, no matter their area of study. By photographing students and recording their thoughts on Black visual culture as well as their own portraits, this event broadened the students’ capacity to reflect on their personal experiences in relation to Black people, Black culture, and identity formation. They also received a run down on how to make a tintype portrait in our pop-up photo lab!   Dates and Times: October 25 & 27, 4-5:30pm October 30 & 31: 11:30am-1pm   Location: 20 Cooper Square, Room 101, New York, NY 10003

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