Virtual Family & Friends Weekend
While we can't be together in person, from October 22–25 we're hosting a mix of live and on-demand online events. This switch to the virtual space enables us to do our part to keep the Haverford community safe while allowing you to enjoy Haverford College from the comfort of home.
"'Ask Your Mama': Porgy and Bess, Langston Hughes and the Making of the Mid-Century Black Feminist Avant-Garde" with Daphne Brooks
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
7:00PM to 7:45PM
Join us on Zoom for a talk on Daphne Brooks' current work on Porgy and Bess! Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Daphne A. Brooks earned her B.A. in English from UC Berkeley and her Ph.D. in English from UCLA. She also clocked some serious hours rolling through the aisles of Tower Records, Amoeba Records, Rasputin’s, and Rhino Records.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
4:30PM to 6:30PM
Join us for an intergenerational roundtable discussion on Uyghur language preservation with rapper Nashtarr and linguistic anthropologist Gülnar Eziz, moderated by social historian Eric Schluessel and Project Liaison Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein '16. We will explore the work being done by Uyghur scholars to digitize historic texts and keep the language alive through their studies and advocacy, as well as the work of rappers to twist and transform the language: keeping it in the minds and on the tongues of young Uyghurs in China and the diaspora. The conversation will include a Q&A open to the audience. Free with RSVP!
Saturday, October 2, 2021
12:00PM to 1:45PM
Volunteer at the Haverfarm! Soak in the sights, smells, and sounds of fall as we tackle all kinds of farm maintenance. This workday is open to the entire community. Please RSVP. Email haverfordfarm [at] gmail.com with any questions.
Sunday, October 3, 2021
2:00PM to 2:45PM
This talk will touch on the importance and recent tragic history of this iconic tree, which once dominated Eastern forests but was virtually wiped out by an imported blight that appeared in the early 1900s. The talk will describe the challenges and describe the several varied strategies underway that are part of the effort to help propel the tree over what researchers have called "the cusp of extinction" and to re-establish it in the North American forest. These strategies include traditional breeding, biological control of the blight fungus, genetic engineering, and finding and propagating surviving American chestnuts. The talk will include a simplified description of the genetics involved in developing a blight-resistant tree that can thrive in the forest environment.
Friday, October 15, 2021
5:30PM to 7:30PM
106 N. 2nd St, Philadelphia
Bacteria Bar is a pop-up exhibition by Slavs and Tatars at Twelve Gates Arts with fresh Ayran and snacks served. Join us for opening night on Friday, October 15. This exhibition will run from October 15- December 18, 2021 and is part of The Contest of the Fruits Exhibits & Events. Free with RSVP If you have any questions, please email: michelle [at] wittygritty.com.
The Contest of the Fruits - Red-Black Thread Lecture-Performance with Slavs and Tatars and Professor Zain Abdullah
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
4:30PM to 6:30PM
Red-Black Thread explores the construction of black identity not from the traditional Anglophone and Francophone worlds of the Atlantic but rather from the Russophone idiom of imperial Russia and the Soviet Union. Commissioned by the Walker and Metropolitan Museums on the occasion of the Siah Armajani retrospective “Follow This Line”, Red-Black Thread looks at the experience of labor, race, and sexuality from a shared Russian/Soviet and African-American perspective to better understand failed promises of conviviality and co-existence. Free with RSVP.