Plantations and Indentured Servitude

Event Date: 
December 8, 2015
Event Time: 
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Duderstadt Video Studio
Event Accessibility : 
Automatic doors at entrances and elevators available.

This cosponsored event features a film screening of Sugar Cane Alley led by Mbala Nkanga (Associate Professor of Theatre at U-M) and a performance by Nadine George of “Annie Palmer.” Nadine George is Professor of Theater and Dance at the University of California, San Diego and president of the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD). Her work is situated at the intersections of African American studies, gender studies, performance studies, theatre history, and dance history. 

This event is part of the weeklong symposium, "Conjuring the Caribbean: How Sweet It Is." See more information at

Join artists, scholars, and students in a five day exploration of Caribbean tourism, histories and gender identities. The symposiums calls for an interdisciplinary response to shifting imaginations about the power and potential of Caribbean studies viewed through the lens of a sugar-saturated past.

Co-sponsored by Center for the Humanities, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Latina/o Studies, Center for World Performance and Department of African and African American Studies, Department of American Culture, School of Public Health, School of Music, Theatre & Dance.