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Published on February 21, 2020

Creating Dangerously Lectures and Talks

Thursday, January 23rd at 3 PM, Vladimir Cybil Charlier, artist talk. Her 1:30 PM interview at the gallery with media services Charlier will speak about her work in relation to the region’s complicated history; a history filled with conflict, transformation, and cross-cultural exchange. Opening reception at 4 PM. 


Monday, February 3rd @1 PM Talk by Leslie G. Desmangles, professor of religion and international studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. 


Wednesday, February 5th, Anne Valbrune 21' President of Caribbean Students Association Trinity OLAS

Valbrune attended a small school in Cambridge Massachusetts, and became a Crimson Summer Academy Scholar at Harvard University. She is currently a junior at Trinity College; majoring in sociology and educational studies with a concentration in race and class mobility while on a pre law track. She is also President of the Caribbean Students Association there. Growing up in a strong Haitian household caused her to learn to balance Haitian ideals in an American society.


Mondya, February 10th @ 12 PM  Lecture by Dr. Darrell Irwin, who will speak about his work at the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, Belle Glade in the 1980s, the time when Belle Glade was infamously known for its highest rate of poverty and AIDS population affecting Haitians. Dr. Irwin teaches Sociology at UCONN with Nicolas Simon’s class. COFFEE RECEPTION order in time.


Thursday, February 13th @ 12:30 PM Lewis Gordon, Professor of Philosophy at UCONN.  VENUE TBA, reception at the gallery 


Friday, February 21st, BRUNCH & READ 12 PM, Art Gallery guest ensemble performance with Emily Rigs



Wednesday, March 4th, Marie-Celie Agnant @ 3PM FAIC venue TBA

Marie-Celie Agnant focuses on issues of the immigrant experience: exile, alienation, bicultural identities, hybridity, and migrant memory. Her two novels, La dot de Sara (1995) and Le livre d'Emma (2001), both highlight the imperative nature of the transmission of cultural memory from one generation to the next. Agnant’s visit to Eastern will be co-sponsored by the Department of World Languages and Cultures, with Michèle Bacholle, Professor of French Studies.


Thursday, March 5th, 9:30 AM Jeffrey Greene, FAIC venue TBA, coffee reception at the gallery

Jeff Green is the curator of Prison Arts Collection, as part of Partners in Action Coalition, Hartford




Thursday, March 26th, Artist talk at 3 PM, followed by opening reception of Media exhibition 4-6PM