“Whose History Is It? Interpreting History, Memory and
Saturday, May 1 – Sunday, May 9, 2010
All events are free and open to the public
Join us for a week-long series of free public events to celebrate the memory of Providence’s Cape Verdean Fox Point community, with films, music, panels, exhibitions, an interactive video installation and a parade for young and old.
Intellectual voices, artists of the Cape Verdean Diaspora and invited guests examine the challenges inherent in preserving the memory, history and culture of the displaced, with a focus on the Cape Verdean community in Fox Point.
Events take place Saturday May 1-Sunday May 9 at various venues at Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design and the city of Providence
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PROGRAM OF EVENTS
Saturday, May 1 – Sunday May 2
RHODE ISLAND PBS PREMIERE WSBE-TV 36
“Some Kind of Funny Porto Rican?: A Cape Verdean American Story” (2006)
A documentary by filmmaker Claire Andrade-Watkins
Three generations of Cape Verdeans in Providence, Rhode Island were forcibly displaced by urban renewal in the l960s and l970s to make way for the fancy coffee shops, antique stores and elegantly restored houses that now fill the streets of Fox Point.
Airs Saturday, May 1 at 7:00PM & Sunday, May 2 at 11:00PM
Monday May 3 – Sunday May 9
EXHIBITION: “Imaging Cidade Velha” & ”Imaging Fox Point”
Immersive, interactive digital conversations. A collaborative project of filmmaker Claire Andrade-Watkins and artist John Craig Freeman
“Imaging Cidade Velha,” (2008) examines the connections to Fox Point, slave trade, and Cape Verdean emigration
“Imaging Fox Point,” (2007) explores displacement and memory in Fox Point
232 Westminster St.
Thursday May 6
FILM SCREENING: “Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans” (2008)
followed by discussion about displacement and preserving history with filmmaker Lolis Eric Elie, a national award-winning metro columnist and author
RISD Auditorium, Canal Walk
Friday May 7
Brown University, Andrews Dining Hall, Meeting St.
Cape Verdean Language, Culture & Art (9:30AM-11:00AM)
Dr. Marlyse Baptista (University of Michigan), Dr. Donaldo Macedo (UMass Boston) & Manuel Gonçalves
(Cape Verdean Creole Institute)
Discussant: Dr. Claire Andrade-Watkins (Emerson College / Visiting Scholar, CSREA, Brown University)
Reconstituting memory, preserving history(11:30AM-1:00PM)
Group presentations from Fox Point Cape Verdean Project collaborations and projects including the “Working the Boats” project on Local 1329 of the International Longshoremen’s Association and Kids Talk Radio
Models and Challenges of First Voice Collaborations (2:00pm-4:00PM)
Dr. Elizabeth Belanger & Dr. Carole Calo (Stonehill College), Dr. Peter Nien-chu Kiang & Dr. Shirley Suet-ling Tang (UMass Boston), Dr. Joyce Rain Anderson (Bridgewater State College), Discussant: Dr. Aminah Fernandes Pilgrim (UMass Boston)
MUSIC by Noah Andrade
KEYNOTE PANEL :“Cape Verdean Independence & the Integrity of Memory” (7:00PM-10:00PM)
Featuring Pioneers of the Cape Verde Independence Struggle: Paula Fortes (Former Member PAIGC / Combatante),
Tony D. Ramos (Videographer and Artist), Romana Ramos (Director CACD / a founder of the Cape Verdean Independence Celebration at India Point Park), Ambassador Tony Lima (Combatante / Poet / Author / Vocalist); Discussant: Dr. João Rosa (UMass Dartmouth)
RISD Auditorium, Canal Walk
Saturday, May 8
2nd ANNUAL ST. ANTONIO PARADE
Through Fox Point, beginning at Vartan Gregorian School, down Wickenden St., ending at monument on S. Main St.
1:00PM rain or shine
Coordinators: ad hoc committee for the St. Antonio Procession, Dr. Eunice Ferreira, the Cape Verdean Heritage Sub-Committee.
Learn more about the St. Antonio Society.
This program is made possible in part through a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, the generous support of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University, the Cape Verdean Association of Brockton, RISD Department of Public Engagement, Brown University Cape Verdean Students Association, Emerson College, the Cape Verdean Association of Brockton, CABO, Inc. (Cape Verdean American Business Organization), The Cruz Companies, Sun Travel Agency, Cape Verdean American Community Development, Inc., the Cape Verdean Heritage Sub-Committee, the Fox Point Cape Verdean Project advisory committee, members of Fox Point community and Cheryl E.H. Locke, Brown 1976 and Ronald P. Locke, Brown 1972.
P.O. Box 603098 Providence, RI 02906