Black Cultural Studies Collective
The Black Cultural Studies Collective (BCSC) is an interdisciplinary working group committed to critically engaging the literatures, cultures, and histories of African-descended people across the diaspora. Informed by the political and ethical principles of black studies and black feminist practices, BCSC prioritizes thinking in public as a process for collaborative education. To us, this is a radical and life-sustaining act in the face of global anti-black oppression.
Though housed at the University of Pennsylvania, BCSC serves as a student-led, critical learning space where our members can foster an intellectual community of mutual support that extends beyond the university. In doing so, we seek to honor various ways of knowing and sources of knowledge. To accomplish this, we believe our vision must be carried out in multiple spaces, and seek to create a digital platform for outreach, collaboration and preservation that beyond the boundaries of any one campus or city. Collectively, we will create accessible opportunities for critical reading and discussion safe from judgement, competition, or non-constructive criticism.
We welcome the participation and collaboration of any individuals in the Philadelphia community who share these interests.
 The Black Cultural Studies Collective sponsored jointly by the English and Africana Studies departments.
November 10, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
November 8, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
April 12, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Kinohi Nishikawa (Princeton): "The Book Reads You: William Melvin Kelley's Typographic Imagination."April 4, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
March 29, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
In collaboration with The Black Cultural Studies Collective (BCSC)March 18, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:15pm