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How are Africans represented in the Italian imagination? How is Italy changing under the pressure of immigration? In the lead up to this Spring’s exhibition and international conference on Blackamoors hosted by NYU Florence, Professor Alessandra Di Maio will organize an exploration of the significance of Black Italy.

 
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"Cara Mamma, Sono in Africa": Cameras, Soldiers, Empires. A Dialogue with Ethiopian-American writer Maaza Mengiste in conversation with Alessandra di Maio, University of Palermo and Smith College
March 3, 6:00 pm, Villa La Pietra

Writing Workshop with Maaza Mengiste (NYU Florence students only)
March 2, 5-7:30 pm - Villa Sassetti
March 3, 12-2:30 pm - Villa Sassetti

Filming the Mediterranean Crossing: South and North of Lampedusa. A Dialogue with filmmakers Dagmawi Yimer and Andrea Segre, moderated by Alessandra di Maio
April 8, 6:00 pm, Villa Sassetti 

Filmmaking workshop (NYU Florence students only).
April 9, time and location TBC.

Mare Nostrum, Mundus Noster | Our Sea, Our World: Refugees Crossing the Mediterranean and the Humanitarian Response. Organized by NYU Florence student Claudia Cereceda.

April 13, 6:00 pm, Villa Sassetti

Surviving Lampedusa and Moving North, moderated by Imma Vitelli, w/ Teame Desta and Fanus
April 15, 6:00 pm, Villa Sassetti

 
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