[Socrates] Brazilian Candomblé_Wednesday, December 4th at 12PM_Campbell Dome

Cecilia B Britez Cecilia.Britez at qc.cuny.edu
Mon Dec 2 13:02:32 EST 2013


Please join the Year of Brazil<http://brazil.qc.cuny.edu/>'s Speaker Series:

A Refuge in Thunder:<http://brazil.qc.cuny.edu/event/a-refuge-in-thunder/> The Evolution and Significance of Brazilian Candomblé

Candomblé is a religion that embraces a rich, poetic complex of ritual action, cosmology, and meaning. It has deep roots in several religious traditions of West Africa and West Central Africa, especially Aja-Fon, Bantu, and the Yoruba Orisha practice. It is a (re)creation of these traditions, in addition to synthesizing aspects of Islam, Indigenous Indian spiritual practices and Catholicism. Candomble evolved within the matrix of slavery, colonialism and mercantilism, which characterized Brazil from the sixteenth through nineteenth century.

Speaker: Rachel Elizabeth Harding, is a specialist in religions of the Afro-Atlantic diaspora and studies the relationship between religion and s­ocial justice activism in cross-cultural perspective.She­­­ holds an MFA in creative writing from Brown University and a PhD in history from the University of Colorado.

Date: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Campbell Dome

Download flyer here<http://brazil.qc.cuny.edu/files/2013/10/YoB_Flyer_RacheHarding_Dec-4th.pdf>.

Important note: Recommended Readings are available on demand from Edisa Weeks, (edisa.weeks at qc.cuny.edu<mailto:edisa.weeks at qc.cuny.edu>)

Best regards,

Cecilia Britez, Program Assistant
Center for Teaching and Learning
Writing Across the Curriculum
316 Razran Hall, Queens College / CUNY

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