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Organizers statement_

The orchestration of events connected to Black History Month

is by nature a collective gesture that is strengthened by the

reach of a network and the energy of all of those realities independently

organizing towards a shared objective. This year we

want to pay homage to all of those across the nation who have

been advancing cultural programming dedicated to people and

cultures of African descent across generations. We are grateful

to connect and to share the work being done in Bologna,

Torino and Rome and look forward to joining forces with all of

those organizers, activists, associations and institutions in cities

across Italy, beyond the walls of territoriality, yet conscious of

the need to address and attend to local histories and realities.


COLLABORATORS_

Africa e Mediterraneo

Afro Brix Festival

Afro Fashion Week Milano

ANPI Oltrarno

American Academy in Rome

Archive Books

Associazione Progetto

Arcobaleno Onlus

Associzione donne Africa

Subsahariana e II generazione

Associaçao Angolana Njinga

Mbande

Biblioteca delle Oblate

Bella Presenza

Centro Amilcar Cabral

Centro Studi Postcoloniali e di

Genere

Campo Teatrale

Cib'aria

Cinema La Compagnia

Città Metropolitana di Firenze

Civitella Ranieri

Codiasco

Con i bambini

Colori d'Africa APS

Culture Politica Società

Cultura è Bologna

Elettra Officine Grafiche

European University Institute

FIERI

Gruppo Abele

Il Razzismo è una brutta storia

La Feltrinelli

La Portineria

Lai-momo

Le Gallerie degli Uffizi

MAD Murate Art District

Métissage Sangue Misto

Milano Etnotv

Mus.E

Musicus Concentus

Museo e istituto fiorentino di

preistoria "Paolo Graziosi"

Musei Civici d'arte antica

Network Sonoro

Numeroventi

NYU Florence

October Gallery

Syracuse University

TAMRA

Temple University Rome

MET

The Florentine

Villa Medicis Académie de

France à Rome

Villa Romana


“The theory and practice of revolution is bound to the way the individual

emerges as a theoretical possibility and phenomenological actuality

in and out of the revolutionary ensemble.”

― Fred Moten, Black and Blur

The seventh edition of Black History Month Florence has arrived bringing

with it a new cultural center The Recovery Plan at SRISA functioning as a

hub for information, dialogues, research and exchange throughout the

month. This edition also represents an expansion of the program shifting

into Black History Fuori le Mura. Extending the reach of the program

to collectivize the incredible organizational efforts being carried out in

the cities of Bologna, Torino and Rome, but also pointing towards newly

formed collaborations in Paris, Black History Fuori le Mura is the fruit

of collective organization that brings together a range of associations,

individuals and institutions and is a shared space for the co-promotion

of Black History Month events. This platform intends to be generative of

a template for a national and international reflection on the recovery of

Black History.

BHFM FUGA_


This edition is framed through the thematic title FUGA. FUGA is a

meditation on the fugitivity of Blackness (Moten, Harney 2013) and its

non-fixity permeating geo-cultural realities and blurring the lines between

the local and the transnational. It is also a reflection on the push back that

continues to persist in the Italian context in relation to discourse around

peoples and cultures of African descent prompting many towards flight.

FUGA in music is a compositional element where a melodic theme is

introduced by one voice only to be taken up successively by others. This

edition wants to provide the call and response necessary to collectively

engage in the work that needs to be done in order to move beyond the

conceptions that are too often restricted by the flatness and limited

frame of Blackness as reflected in mass media, institutional structures and

academic discourse in Italy and beyond. Shifting from BHMF to BHFM is

about engaging in a form of frequency modulation needed to listen and

be heard.

BHFM FUGA_

_BHMF


THE RECOVERY PLAN

Born out of the over 300 events orchestrated, curated, coordinated

or co-promoted by Black History Month Florence in its 6 editions and

5 research platforms The Recovery Plan @ SRISA is to be inaugurated

in September 2021. The Recovery Plan is a Black cultural center that

fosters transnational exchange around Afrodescendent cultures

and peoples employing research, production and documentation in

relation to cultural production as a means for examining the history

and contemporary legacy of Blackness in a global context. Designed

as a cultural repository, research center and exhibition space for art,

performance, lectures and socially engaged education, the center hosts

a range of events, seminars, workshops and residencies designed to

reflect upon Italy as a historic site for cultural exchange. Presented as

a range of platforms, the initiative is a rallying of voices designed to

facilitate cross-cultural research and dialogue

Connecting a range of Afrodescendent communities local to Italy

with a broad based network of cultural institutions and universities

transnationally, the center nourishes an archive and library for the

study of Afrodescendent cultures in support of the training and support

of its partners. An active site for transnational dialogue, the center

collaborates with organizations and institutions throughout Italy and

beyond to provide a space for research and cultural development

seeking to rectify the absence of a critical engagement of the historic

relationship between Italy and Africa while simultaneously forging a

new vision of contemporary Italy’s cultural make up. The center is a

space for critical thinking and recovery from historical inaccuracy and

the recovering of histories that still await narration..


città foresta_delio jasse

14 JANUARY- 20 FEBRUARY

Delio Jasse

Città Foresta

Curated by BHMF

in collaboration with Civitella Ranieri

This new cycle revolves around Città Foresta, a research project of Délio

Jasse developed in preparation for the artist’s forthcoming residency

at Civitella Ranieri. The cycle is enriched by a research reflection by Antonella

Bundu based on archival photographs and materials connected

to Leone Jacovacci and his boxing match against Mario Bosisio in the

Stadio PNF at the height of the Fascism.

Biography_Délio Jasse

Délio Jasse was born in 1980 in Luanda, Angola and lives and works

in Milan, Italy. In his photographic work, Délio Jasse often interweaves

found images with clues from past lives (found passport photos, family

albums) to draw links between photography - in particular the concept

of the 'latent image' - and memory. Jasse is known for experimenting

with analogue photographic printing processes, including cyanotype,

platinum and early printing processes such as 'Van Dyke Brown', as well

as developing his own printing techniques. He uses analogue processes

to subvert the reproducibility of the photographic medium, creating

subtle variants and interventions using painting, liquid-light, gold-leafing

and collage.

The Recovery Plan Via Santa Reparata 19R, Firenze

Info: info.bhmf16@gmail.com


the recovery plan. devoir de mémoire à

l'italienne

The Recovery Plan.

Devoir de mémoire à l'italienne

Curated by BHMF

In collaboration with BHMBo and

Africa e Mediterraneo

Istituto Italiano di Cultura Parigi

13 / 01-16 / 02 2022


the recovery plan. devoir de mémoire à

l'italienne

From 13 / 01-16 / 02 2022 The Italian Cultural Institute in Paris is

host to the third pop-up iteration of The Recovery Plan. The Recovery

Plan. Devoir de mémoire à l'italienne is a traveling cultural center that

focuses on Italian Afrodescendant cultural production. Alongside the

main exhibition Gettare il Sasso e Nascondere la Mano, which explores

the work of five young visual artists, the research project Black Archive

Alliance Vol. III and publications from the Africa e Mediterraneo magazine

complete the space.

The project features the works of Victor Fotso Nyie, Binta Diaw, Raziel

Perin, Emmanuel Yoro and Francis Offman and the research of Patrick

Joel Tatcheda Yonkeu, Jessica Sartiani, Simao Amista, Jordan Anderson

and Angelica Pesarini.

The Recovery Plan.Devoir de mémoire à l'italienne is curated by

BHMF in collaboration with BHMBo and Africa e Mediterraneo

7 FEBRUARY 6 PM

Performance Raziel Perin_

Talk: The History of Africa e Mediterraneo with Sandra Federici and

professor Giovanna Parodi da Passano_

Talk: Dialogue between Simao Amista (anthropologist) and Raziel Perrin

(artist)_

Istituto Italiano di Cultura Parigi

50 Rue de Varenne, Parigi

Info:

https://iicparigi.esteri.it/iic_parigi/it/gli_eventi/calendario/2022/01/

mostra-the-recovery-plan-devoir.html


YGBI Research Residency III

Acque ed Alter

In collaboration with Numeroventi

With the support of the American Academy in Rome

Mentor_ S.A. Smythe

Artists_

Ofelia Balogun_lives and works in Bologna.

Jermay Micheal Gabriel Yhonass Cappelin_ lives and works in

Milan.

Ismael Lo_lives and works in Berlin.

4 FEBRUARY 7PM

Meet the artists

Online and at The Recovery Plan in Via Santa Reparata 19R,

Firenze

9 FEBRUARY 7PM

Open Studio/Exhibition

numeroventi

Via dei Pandolfini, 20

Photo credit: Amir Ezzeldinn, Joe Belial


YGBI Research Residency III

YGBI Research Residency is a collective research platform

by The Recovery Plan in collaboration with Simone Frangi

developed through partnerships with Numeroventi, OCAD and

The Student Hotel. Inviting Afrodescendent emerging artists

connected to Italy to engage in 10-day research residency about

diaspora, identity construction and collectivity, the residency

unfolds through the ongoing support and mentorship of the

artists that pass through its program connecting them to the

broader network and facilitating institutional exhibitions and

proposals.This third edition is orchestrated as the second

consecutive year of collaboration with Numeroventi held

February 1-10 with Dr. SA Smythe as the mentor.

Info: info.bhmf16@gmail.com


Black Archive Alliance VOL. IV

MURATE ART DISTRICT

Celle

Black Archive Alliance Vol. IV

Curated by BHMF

in collaboration with

Jessica Sartiani_

10 FEBRUARY-2 APRIL

After four years of development around the research

platform Black Archive Alliance as part f a three-year

residency at Murate Art District we present the fourth

volume. In collaboration with our current research resident,

Jessica Sartiani who has been working at MAD since

December we present a series of documents and research.

The current volume of work includes Research from Roberto

Bianchi on the Sciopero della Fame del 1990, a series of

documents from the personal archive of Mestre Boca Nua

on his work around Capoeira in Florence and fragments from

the virtual archive of Jordan Anderson on Black Queerness in

Italy. These works are placed in dialogue with the research by

Jessica Sartiani that look at the connections between colonial

history and coffee production, consumption and marketing.


Black Archive Alliance VOL. IV



Curated by

BHMBo and BHMF

With a contribution from the

Comune di Bologna

Palazzo D’Accursio

Sala Farnese and Sale espositive al secondo piano

2 DECEMBER-20 FEBRUARY

Artists_

Clay Apenouvon

Binta Diaw

Delphine Diallo

Victor Fotso Nyie

Senam Okudzeto

Francis Offman

Hyacinthe Ouattara

Bernard Matemera

Muna Mussie

Alexis Peskine

Lerato Shadi

Barthélémy Toguo

George Zogo

Les filons géologiques

With Allure, Aime Cesaire invites a meditation on a temporal

spectrum that extends beyond the modern constructions

of geographies and the limited imagination of socially

prescribed ancestry to reflect upon voices as ancient as

the Earth itself. In geology, veins evidence the flow of fluids

through fracture systems embedded within prehistoric

monoliths. These course mineral-based forms foster insight

to stress, strain, pressure, temperature, fluid origins and fluid

composition that once flowed through stone. Descent and

ancestry, when understood as a monolith, undermine the

psycho-social fluids that inform and shape as much as they

erode and shatter.

For visits, reserve at: https://www.eventbrite.com/checkoutexternal?eid=217837988287

Saturday 20 February


BHFM - FUGA

Sun Mon Tue We

30 31 1

1pm - Race in Italy:

2:30pm - Torino:

6pm - Magnetic Reluctance

6:30pm - Senegal: Cib’Aria

6 7 8

11am - "Mingus”

6pm - Devoir de Mémoire

4pm - Exhibition: Black

5:30pm - Parl

5pm - MODA TORINO-

9pm - Furio di Casti Furious

7pm - Delio Jasse Città

6pm - C.H.A.M

8pm - IL RISCATTO

7pm - Exhibition: Black

7pm - Untol

9pm - Hamilton de

7pm - YGBI Op

13 14 15

10am - Sinigaglia: Giorno

1pm - Beyond Moral

6pm - Kibaka Florence

4:30pm - LA

3pm - LABORATORIO

2pm - Kibaka Florence

7pm - Constant Flow

6pm - Soul of

7pm - BECOMING BLACK –

5:30pm - Capi Locali e

7:30pm - Vita

7pm - Beyond Moral

20 21 22

3pm - LABORATORIO

8pm - Corpi Barricati 5pm - Exploring the (in) 6pm - Dialogu

7pm - IL MIO POSTO È

27 28 1

12pm - Uffizi Dialogues

5:30pm - Black Africans


Feb 2022 (Central European Time - Rome)

d Thu Fri Sat

2 3 4 5

5:30pm - Coffee a Colonial

6pm - BECOMING BLACK:

11:30am - BLACK HISTORY

4:30pm - For A

6pm - COLONIALISMO:

7pm - YGBI Presentation

4:30pm - Binta Diaw

5pm - “IL RE OMBRA”: UNA

7pm - SNOBIETY – Snobiety

9 10 11 12

are d’Africa :

5:30pm - MAD

4pm - Beacon 2022,

2pm - MERCATINO

.P.S.

5:30pm - HOBO UFO V.

5:30pm - L'AFRICA CI STA

2pm - NAPPY: UNO STILE

d Stories:

5:30pm - L'AFRICA CI STA

6pm - FIGLIE DELLA

4pm - LABORATORIO DI

en Studios

5pm - BLAST OFF The

7pm - II SERATA SNOBIETY

10:15pm - Shanna

16 17 18 19

VORATRICI

Nations

e opera di

6pm - DALLA RABBIA

11am - GEORGE FLOYD:

5pm - BLAST OFF The

7pm - III SERATA SNOBIETY

23 24 25 26

e around Il

7pm - CENA NIGERIANA

5:30pm - "La nebbia fra di

3pm - Sguardo su Torino

7pm - Muna Mussie

6pm - AFRICA DIASPORA

4:30pm - Francis Offman

6pm - MODELS La

5pm - ALLA FERMATA

9pm - FESTA DI

10:15pm - Morris

2 3 4 5

5:30pm - Schiavitù e

10am - Laboratorio di


8 FEBRUARY 7PM

Workshop with the artist

Delio Jasse_

Città Foresta

the recovery plan

Curated by BHMF

In collaboration with Civitella Ranieri

BAA Research connected to Leone

Jacovacci condotto da Antonella

Bundu

The Workshop is in collaboration

with Stanford in Florence

Città Foresta is a solo exhibition dedicated to the current research

of the Milan based artist Délio Jasse. The project engages

in a introspective meditation on Italian colonial history as

examined through the documents and photographs that are

typically held within personal homes, in shoeboxes and closets,

as forms of ancestral memory. These images, readily available

for purchase online through e-commerce sites represent

under recognized facets of colonial history that are personal,

familial and most frequently overlooked and denied.

The workshop is dedicated to the photographic technique

Van Dyke Brown used by the artist and is based on the use of

photographs from the personal archives of the participants.

24 FEBRUARY 7PM

Muna Mussie_

Bologna Street (Reverberations)

In collaboration with Archive

Black Archive Alliance Research dedicated to Bologna

resistance in dialogue with scholars

Books from Tesfaye Tewolde UNIFI


24 FEBRUARY- 27 MARCH |

(Riverberations)

Muna Mussie_

| Bologna St.173

Curated by BHMF

in collaboration with Archive Sites

With Muna Mussie’s | Bologna St. 173

(riverberi), the artists extends a reverberation of a work

developed while in residence at Archive Sites, which was

a lived and performed modular installation in constant

flux. The project draws upon archival records and personal

meditations on the “Bologna Eritrean Festival/ Congress”,

collectivizing the Eritrean diaspora in annual resistance

gatherings in support of the war for independence, as

successively commemorated through Bologna Street in

Asmara, the capital of Eritrea.

the recovery plan

The Recovery Plan

Via Santa Reparata 19 R

Info and reservation: info.bhmf16@gmail.com


Murate Art District has coproduced three exhibitions, two solo

projects and the IV edition of the research Platform Black archive

Alliance. These projects engage the fugitivity of memory.

These projects invite the viewer to reflect upon the ways that

historical erasures and memory lapses effect our perceptions

and interpretations of our lived experiences.

BHMF

3 FEBRUARY 5:30 PM

Talk _

Coffee a Colonial History

With Vava Angwenyi n conversation with Jessica Sartiani

This conversation is an outgrowth of Sartiani’s research within the frame

of Black Archive Alliance. The conversation expands the context, history

and contemporary realities tied to coffee production in dialogue with

colonial histories.

murate art district

5 FEBRUARY 4:30 PM

Murate Art Labs with Binta Diaw

The artist will guide participants in an exploration of the body as

landscape working with photography and drawing techniques combined

to make singular images that reflect exterior and interior dimensions of

our beings.

26 FEBRUARY 4:30 PM

Murate Art Labs with Francis Offman

Workshop dedicated to drawing and painting on found surfaces and the

exploration of the materiality of painting and drawing. Children will draw

onto surfaces prepared by the artist using coffee grounds and gesso di

bologna. Oil and chalk pastels become the basis for the work in dialogue

with a reflection on materials that we use for art making.


10 FEBRUARY 5:30 PM

Screening

*HOBO UFO V. (THE ** NEW WORLD)*

by DeForrest Brown, Jr. and James Hoff

Coordinated by OOH-sounds

The artists present an audio visual project that examines the tumultuous

geographic history of race in America utilizing sound, field recordings,

video, and détourned commercial mapping software.

(lenght 19:33)

murate art district

10 FEBRUARY

5:30 PM

Sala Anna Banti_

Kevin Jerome Everson

Hazel

Curated by BHMF

The solo project Hazel by Kevin Jerome Everson is born from

misremembered or misinterpreted memories in relation to the iconic

song and album Maggot Brain. The work draws upon the artist’s memory

of what inspired the guitar solo that is the songs focus, the skewed

remembering of a lie designed to inspire passionate and mournful

playing. The actuality of the tracks history and what was exchanged

between bandleader, George Clinton and the guitarist, become

alternative perceptions, insight and imaginings in this work dedicated to

Eddie Hazel and the sonic realm functions as an element that is familiar

yet dissonant, remembered but hauntingly distant.

10 February- 2 April


10 FEBRUARY-2 APRIL

Sala delle riviste_

Nidhal Chamekh

come sa di sale lo pane altrui

Curated by BHMF

murate art district

This exhibition at Murate Art District brings together two bodies of work

from Nidhal Chamekh that question and provoke notions of the archive

as witness, the archive as bystander. With Le battement des ailes and Exil,

the allusions to flight, fuggitivity and displacement are tangled within the

fragmentary images whose surfaces shift from drawing to photographic

transfers. The mixed media works flood the abyss of evacuated

historiographies, seemingly struggling to hold tight accuracy, to shake the

ambiguity that is preserved for the empirical lens of zoological anatomy,

the classification of mug shots, the precision of mechanical drawings and

the personal intimations that hold them together.

Chamekh’s childhood in popular districts of Tunis and the persecution

of his militant family deeply impact on his art located at the intersection

of the biographic and the political, as he draws memories transformed

into testimonies. Combining various graphic techniques, his creations

confront diverse visual registers while investigating the constitution of our

contemporary identity in relation to historical events and archives.


10 FEBRUARY-2 APRIL

Celle_

Black Archive Alliance Vol. IV

Curated by BHMF

in collaboration with

Jessica Sartiani

murate art district

After Four Years of development around the research platform Black

Archive Alliance as part f a three-year residency at Murate Art District we

present the fourth volume. In collaboration with our current research

resident, Jessica Sartiani who has been working at MAD since December

we present a series of documents and research. The current volume of

work includes Research from Roberto Bianchi on the Sciopero della Fame

del 1990, a series of documents from the personal archive of Mestre

Boca Nua on his work around Capoeira in Florence and fragments from

the virtual archive of Jordan Anderson on Black Queerness in Italy. These

works are placed in dialogue with the research by Jessica Sartiani that

look at the connections between colonial history and coffee production,

consumption and marketing.

Murate Art District

Piazza delle Murate, Firenze

info.mad@musefirenze.it

Info: https://www.murateartdistrict.it


villa romana

1 February 6PM

Talk_

“Magnetic Reluctance”

Firelei Báez, Autumn Knight, Eric Mack, and William

Villalongo

moderated by SA Smythe.

Magnetic reluctance refers to the oppositional flow of

electric currents and their capacity to resist or reorient

energy. In that vein, this roundtable conversation is

envisioned as a dynamic conversation about process,

possibility, resistance, and fellowship between contemporary

Black artists and 2021-22 Rome Prize Winners Firelei

Báez, Autumn Knight, Eric Mack, and William Villalongo

and SA Smythe. This event is born out of the Overworked

Subjectivities Symposium at The Recovery Plan in 2021 and is

supported in part by The American Academy in Rome.


11 February 4-8 pM

Padiglione di Vetro_

William Villalongo

Beacon 2022

In collaboration with Igor Santos

curated by BHMF

with the support of

American Academy in Rome and

The Recovery Plan

Villa Romana in collaboration with The Recovery Plan with

the support of the American Academy in Rome present

Beacon 2022 by current Jules Guerin & Harold M. English

Rome Prize Fellow, William Villalongo in collaboration with

Samuel Barber Rome Prize Fellow, Igor Santos.

Artist Willian Villalongo’s

work expands the

imaginaries of historical

continuums and blurs

the perceptions and

assumptions connected to

visibility and the Black past.

villa romana

In Beacon 2022, the visual

composition of the work

expands and informs the

sonic elements that are

the fruit of Villalongo’s

collaboration with

composer Igor Santos.

"Keep Your Head to the Sky, 2021" (credit: Courtesy of ©Villalongo Studio

LLC and Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC)

Villa Romana

Via Senese, 68

https://www.villaromana.org/front_content.php?idcat=266&lang=3


1 MARCH 12PM

Uffizi On Air_

Dialogue with Sammy Baloji, Lucrezia Cippitelli and Justin

Randolph Thompson

Facebook Live

This online event represents a live exchange between artist

Sammy Baloji, curator Lucrezia Cippitelli and director of Black

History Month Florence Justin Randolph Thompson. The talk

revolves around recent research by Baloji in relation to objects

of the collection of the Uffizi Galleries.

uffizi gallery

https://www.facebook.com/uffizigalleries/live_videos/?ref=page_internal


1 MARCH 5:30 PM room 13

Jonathan K. Nelson_

Black Africans in European Adorations of

the Magi: the Power of the Image

When Africans appear in most Early Modern art, they play

the roles of slave or servant, but numerous Adoration of the

Magi paintings show one of the three kings as Black. As long

noted by specialists, this reflects biblical passages which

indicate that one king came from Sheba, traditionally thought

to be in Africa. Our exploration of little-known works takes

us from France (1300s) to Italy (1400s, 1600s), and Portugal

(1500s) before ending in England (1800s). This journey allows

us to see how the Black magi embodied widely divergent

messages in different places and eras, and how these images

helped transform how Africans were seen in Europe.

syracuse university

Jonathan K. Nelson has taught art history at Syracuse

University Florence since 1994. He is also a Research Associate

at Harvard University, and co-editor of the “Elements of the

Renaissance” series at Cambridge University Press. Professor

Nelson has published extensively on Italian Renaissance

art, with books and exhibition catalogues on Leonardo,

Michelangelo, Botticelli, Filippino Lippi, Plautilla Nelli, and art

patronage. In 2021 he co-authored and co-edited volumes on

Negative Reactions to Italian Renaissance Art and Representing

Infirmity, and an article on Christian Ethiopians in Filippino’s

paintings.

Syracuse University in Florence,

Piazza Fra' Girolamo Savonarola, 15

Info: https://suabroad.syr.edu/florence/


9 FEBRUARY 6PM

C.H.A.M.P.S. contro Afrofobia_

nyu florence

Featuring:

Mehret Tewolde_

Ada Ugo Abara_

Mackda Ghebremariam Tesfau’_

Elena Ndidi Akilo_

CHAMPS: Get under my skin! Uniti contro l’afrofobia

C.H.A.M.P.S. is a European project launched in 2021 by Amref

Health Italia Onlus, Osservatorio di Pavia, CSV Net, Le Reseau,

Razzismo Brutta Storia and DiverCity. The C.H.A.M.P.S project’s

objective is to contribute to prevent, analyse and address

Afrophobia and anti-migrants hatred in Italy, by building on

the role of potential target of Afrophobia to transform in new

champions, youth and multipliers, promoting human rights

perspective on the basis of successful Afropean practices and

experiences.

In this debate, the speaker will discuss the birth of the project,

the actions it consists of and its goals.

Online

Info: lapietra.events@nyu.edu


16 FEBRUARY 6PM

Ernest Hill presents

Soul of Nations_

Moderated by Justin Randolph Thompson

This conversation with Soul of Nations’ Director Ernest Hill will

introduce the ongoing work of the foundation in relation to

art, architecture and activism introducing the Indigenous Advocacy

& Research Program designed for Italy. The Indigenous

Advocacy and Research Program provides a platform for young

research Fellows from Italy

to lead as a catalyst for conscious thought, inclusive discourse,

and advocacy to impact the migrant

community and African diaspora in Italy through youth-led

research initiatives that focus on countering

Afrophobia and increasing the respect for human rights and

fundamental freedoms.

23 FFEBRUARY 6PM

Dialogue around Il Moro with Daphne Di

Cinto_

Moderated by Justin Randolph Thompson

This dialogue is with Daphne DeCinto, director of the film Il

Moro, which tells the story of Alessandro de Medici, the first

Duke of Florence. The conversation reflects upon representation

and the agency to tell our own stories.

nyu florence

Online

Info: lapietra.events@nyu.edu


Program coordinated by Mathias Mesquita_

11 FEBRUARY 5:30 pm

Biblioteca delle Oblate, Via dell'Oriuolo 26

Presentation of the book L'AFRICA CI

STA DI FRONTE. Una storia italiana: dal

colonialismo al terzomondismo, by Leila El Houssi

biblioteca delle oblate

Speakers:

Leila El Houssi, researcher and author of the book

Pape Diaw, Centro l'Oltre Africa

Moderated by Matias Mesquita, Ass. Angolana Njinga Mbande

Although our cities are "invaded" by monuments, buildings

and a streets and squares with names of African origin, many

are unaware of Italy's age-old relations with this continent.

The result is a one-way memory that has inexorably produced

stereotypes, preconceptions and clichés and has given rise

to phenomena of intolerance towards other cultures. The

author tells the story of these ties by bringing to light some

peculiar moments: from the desire for Italian expansion to

that phase, between the 1950s and 1960s, animated by an

ideality towards the African continent. Thanks to an in-depth

bibliographic search and consultation of documents from

the Historical Archive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and

the Historical Archive of the Presidency of the Republic, the

volume intends to re-sew the threads of a complex and at

times paradoxical history.

Info: njingambande@gmail.com


14 FEBRUARY 2.00 pm

Museum and Institute of Prehistory

8° edition of the Kibaka Florence Festival

di Cinema Africano/ Progetto Bella Presenza

2nd Kibaka Young Film

25 FEBRUARY 5.30 pm

Museum and Florentine Institute of Prehistory, Via dell'Oriuolo

26

Presentation of the book "La nebbia fra di

noi, io non sono nero" by Aziz Sawadogo

biblioteca delle oblate

Speakers:

Aziz Sawadono, author of the book

Matias Mesquita, Ass. Angolana Njinga Mbande

"Him is a black boy, at the end of his adolescence, in the last

year of high school, who lives his life with tranquility and

passive ineptitude in a small Italian village, surrounded by

greenery, where he was born and raised. Most teenagers don't

have large concerns, their life runs smoothly along the lines of

the experiences that a young teenager has to go through.

Suddenly, however, his life turns upside down as a result of a

poetry contest - in which he didn't even want to participate -

he won. In his small town he becomes famous, but this leads

him to perceive himself as black. Not that he didn't know it

before."

Info: njingambande@gmail.com


biblioteca delle oblate

5 MARCH 10:00 AM

Workshop with African masks and textiles

Museo e Istituto Fiorentino di Preistoria, Via dell'Oriuolo 26

Info: njingambande@gmail.com


25 FEBRUARY 6PM

MODELS

Thelonious Stokes_

Curated by BHMF

This exhibition represents the second collaboration with La

Portineria for Black History Month. Low Key/Look Away is an

exhibition that brings together a range of academic training

exercises contrasted by performative works by Florence

based artist Thelonious Stokes. The installation is designed to

critically question the limitations of formal training as framed

within the context of the Western canon and the advancement

of ideals and aesthetics anchored in whiteness. The

artist’s performance works are sound based responses to the

constraints and borders represented by the shortsightedness

of prescribed art historical references.

La Portineria – progetti arte contemporanea

Viale Eleonora Duse, 30 – Firenze

laportineriapac@gmail.com

https://laportineria.art

la portineria


european university institute

4 FEBRUARY 4:30-6:30 PM

For A Decolonial Feminism: Rethinking

Whiteness, Eurocentrism and Gender

Lecture online Professor Françoise Vergès “For A Decolonial

Feminism: Rethinking Whiteness, Eurocentrism and Gender”_

A black woman’s experience of misogyny is different from the

one experienced by a white woman. Similarly, her experience

of racism is not the same as the one experienced by a black

man. African-American female thinkers (Patricia Hill Collins,

Kimberlé Crenshaw, bell hooks to name a few) were the first to

insist on the necessity to consider the complex relations that

existed between different types of social categorizations and

the specific expressions of discrimination that derived from

them.

Online

Please register: https://www.eui.eu/events?id=546362


22 FEBRUARY 5:00-7:00 PM

Roundtable

“Exploring the (in)visibilities of Blackness

in Europe: an interdisciplinary and

transnational discussion”_

european university institute

This event features a conversation with Bolaji Balogun

(University of Sheffield), Michael McEachrane (Raoul

Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights, Sweden), Marie Moise

(Stanford University, Florence) and SA Smythe (UCLA).

Many European countries are thought of as homogeneously

white. This applies even more to countries that did not actively

participate in European colonialism in the nineteenth and

twentieth century (such as Eastern European and Scandinavian

countries). This is also the case of countries which continue to

consider their colonial past as minor and inconsequential, such

as Italy. In reality, even former “great” imperial powers like

France and Britain, despite their undeniable colonial legacy,

frequently struggle to acknowledge and treat equally the large

numbers of non-white people that are part of their population.

In many cases, Black minorities in Europe not only suffer

prejudices and a lack of representation (the issue of diversity

within European academia being a flagrant example), they are

quite often regarded as “foreigners”, despite have been born

on the continent or having been granted European citizenship.

Online

Please register: https://www.eui.eu/events?id=546239


1 FEBRUARY 6:30 PM

Senegal: Cib’Aria Storie e cucina dell’altro

mondo

A series of cultural exchanges through cooking for all the

curious souls of the city!

These are evenings dedicated to cooking, music and reading

from far away but very close to us with the aim of opening up

the city of Florence by building new spaces for socializing and

shared stories.

The protagonists are women, enthusiastic about their origins

who share childhood recipes interspersed with dance and readings.

At the end of the course, we all have dinner together!

The journey starts in Morocco on January 18 and arrives in Iran

on February 15

Tuesday 1 February together with Ngone we will discover

the secrets of Senegalese cuisine to understand not only the

main ingredients of traditional dishes but what sharing meals

means.

No cooking skills are needed, just a great curiosity!

tasso hostel

@ Ostello Tasso, Via Villani 17 Florence

For reservations: cibaria.fi@gmail.com or FB & IG Cib'aria


BHmf children's program

12 FEBRUARY 5.00 pm

19 FEBRUARY 5.00 pm

BLAST OFF_

This workshop, dedicated to children, offers a multidisciplinary

reading of the book BLAST OFF. The charm of this book derives

from all of its vintage flair but also from its originality in

regards to representation in terms of gender and the Afro phenotype

of the characters. It is a book that embraces cultural

diversity and celebrates female figures. What is curious about

the history of this book can be seen from the year of its first

publication, 1973, by the publishing house Xerox Corporation.

The publication was uncommon and pioneering, especially

considering the time of a broader expansion in relation to the

popularization of books for childhood on Black culture. This

particular book has spent up to 30 years to date without being

reprinted. Today we are here to propose a fun and stimulating

reading designed to stimulate the imagination of children.

The Recovery Plan Via Santa Reparata 19R

Info info.bhmf16@gmail.com


14 FEBRUARY 2 PM

8th edition of Kibaka Florence Festival by

Cinema Africano/ Progetto Bella Presenza

2nd Kibaka Yong Film

Museo e Istituto di Preistoria

Via Sant'Egidio, 21

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15 FEBRUARY 6PM

8th edition of Kibaka Florence Festival by

Cinema Africano/ Progetto Bella Presenza

2nd Kibaka Young Film

Cinema la Compagnia

Via Camillo Cavour, 50/R

Info: njingambande@gmail.com


18 FEBRUARY 9:15 PM

Nkisi + Tadleeh opning act

Sala Vanni

Disconnect <code>

Nkisi produces intense, powerful club tracks equally influenced by

African polyrhythms, hardcore techno, and '70s Italian horror films.

The London-based musician and visual artist is one of the co-founders

of NON Worldwide, a collective of experimental artists from across the

African diaspora. After releasing several digital and vinyl EPs throughout

the 2010s, Nkisi's full-length debut, 7 Directions, appeared in 2019.

In 2020, Nkisi's new label INITIATION emerges with INT001, a 3 track

EP melting rhythmic noise strategies with secret drum languages from

Ancient Kongo traditions. As a fierce DJ, Nkisi channels 160+bpm kick

drums, metallic hectic percussions and hypnotizes the dance floor into a

ritualistic transcendental space.

The Nkisi concert is part of the Disconnect <code>, a review dedicated

to sound experimentation.

Disconnect <code> is the concert series resulting from the collaboration

between Musicus Concentus and Disconnect Media for a calendar

of appointments that investigates the centrality of codes in today's

technological culture: from the binary one at the base of the

information revolution, passing through the universal one of digital

platforms , up to the new explorations of generative music and virtual

reality.

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Photo credit: LightYears Concert By NatUrazmetova


The series brings the best proposals of research around electronics

between avant-garde sounds, live audio / visual, mixes of industrial and

ambient sound and in 2022 to Florence reaching its third edition and

boasting guests such as Amnesia Scanner, Lyra Pramuk, Varg² and

many others .

Info Sala Vanni:

https://www.musicusconcentus.com/tag/disconnect-code/page/2/

6 FEBRUARY 11.00 AM

Biblioteca Lazzerini Prato

Centenario Mingus

Flavio Massarutto

Presentation of the comic book "Mingus", by Squaz

and Flavio Massarutto

Mingus by Squaz and Flavio Massarutto (Coconino Press) is a comic book

that deals in an original way with the complex and multifaceted figure of

Charles Mingus, not a traditional biography but a sort of journey into the

many psychic, biographical and artistic dimensions of the great double

bass player. The book is discussed with Massarutto, screenwriter of the

story, analyzing together some pages of the book.

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7 FEBRUARY 9 PM

Musicus Concentus with MetJazz presents

Furio Di Castri - Furious Mingus Revisited

Mingus centenary

Giovanni Falzone // trumpet

Achille Succi // alto sax, bass clarinet

Fabio Giachino // keyboards

Furio Di Castri // double bass

Mattia Barbieri // drums

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One hundred years after his birth, Charles Mingus still towers over

contemporary music as a powerful beacon, an influential artist

able to turn the cards of music: his physical energy, the libertarian

force of music, the original compositional conception imbued

with improvisation, the 'exaltation of the value of the individual

performers, the synthesis of styles in a single homogeneous

cauldron, firmly governed by the personality of the leader, and

finally the frank, explicit autobiographical charge of each note

make his art an explosive object, of unstoppable expressive

power.

TeatroMetastasio, Prato

Free admission with reservations required

Teatro Metastasio ticket office tel. 0574/608501 - Biglietteria@

metastasio.it


13 FEBRUARY 10AM

Onore ad Alessandro Sinigaglia “Vittorio”

Sinigaglia: Commemoration day with ANPI

Speakers Alessandro Pini, Justin Randolph Thompson and Antonella

Bundu

This commemoration, organized annually by ANPI Oltrarno is

dedicated to the 78th anniversary of the death of the Florentine

resistance fighter Alessandro Sinigaglia. The commemoration is led by

Alessandro Pini and involves songs of Partigiani and a new wreath for

the commemorative plaque.

Via Pandolfini angolo via del Crocifisso

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FEBBRAIO È IL BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

Storie da leggere, storia da cambiare.

#BlackLivesMatter #LeViteNereContano

In collaborazione con

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blackhistorymonthflorence.com bhmbo.it

razzismobruttastoria.net

The association il Razzismo è una brutta storia with Feltrinelli

bookstores joins Black History Month, with a thematic shelf

"BHM. Stories to Read. History to Change. #BlackLivesMatter

#LeViteNereContano "in the principal bookstores of Italy.

LA FELTRINELLI


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9 FEBRUARY 5:30 PM

"Parlare d'Africa: 50 parole chiave"

di Karin Pallaver e Luca Jourdan (Carocci 2020)

Book presentation Parlare d’Africa : 50 parole chiave by Luca

Jourdan and Karin Pallaver

The authors discuss the book with Cristina Ercolessi (Eastern

University of Naples) In Italy, little is said, most of which is bad

in relation to Africa. The reasons are manifold. On the one hand,

there is a clear cultural gap in Italian school education. On the

other hand, when it is discussed, it is often done in an approximate

approach, steeped in stereotypes and simplifications that lead to a

distorted representation. The purpose of the volume is to introduce

interpretative categories and key concepts necessary to navigate the

complexity of the African continent. The book aims to be a sort of

compass to orient oneself in the history and current affairs of Africa

and to present - even for those who approach it for the first time

- the fundamental issues of such a dense and dynamic continent.

Structured in the form of a glossary, the text proposes the most

useful words to understand an area of ​the world that is likely to

have ever greater importance in the future in global power relations

and provides the tools to talk about Africa with a historically and

culturally informed vocabulary.

The event is in collaboration with Black History Month Bologna

Biblioteca Cabral, via San Mamolo 24


14 FEBRUARY 5:30 PM

Presentation of the book:"Capi locali e

colonialismo in Eritrea: biografie di un

potere subordinato" by Gianni Dore

black hisoty month bologna

The book is discussed with the authors Luca Jourdan (University

of Bologna) and Massimo Zaccaria (University of Pavia)

At the end of the war against Ethiopia - between 1936 and

1941 - the Italian colonial officials, military and civilians, had to

manage the administration and the daily life of the territories

of old and recent conquest, facing together the activities of

armed resistance, until the dissolution of the empire.

The volume, using the written and iconographic documents of

the archive of the colonial commissariat of Agordat, reconstructs

the devices and practices of the management of power

in a section of the empire, the western Eritrean lowland, inserted

in the network of exchanges between the Red Sea and the

Sudanese interior.

Interpreting the "mini-stories" of life and the administrative

notes contained in the biographical cards, also accompanied

by individual photos, the study analyzes the relationship,

contradictory and ever changing, with the subordinate powers,

incorporated in political and religious leadership, and also

with the notables of the office and the interpreters, necessary

figures of an ambiguous intermediation between colonizers

and colonized.

Biblioteca Cabral,

via San Mamolo 24


3 MARCH 5:30

Encounter:Schiavitù e tratta: vite spezzate

tra Africa e Americhe

black hisoty month bologna

Featuring Marco Gandini (University of Pavia) and Karin Pallaver

(University of Bologna).

Slavery was one of the most important and tragic historical

events in the history of the Western world: millions of African

prisoners, men, women and children, forced to reach the

African coast, stowed in slave ships in conditions on the verge

of survival and then disembarked and forced to work on an

unknown continent in brutal conditions.

For generations the slave trade was the basis of relations

between Europe and Africa and this system has been fundamental

for the development of racial ideologies and of the

world as we know it.

The curators of the in-depth historical exhibition on the theme

of the Atlantic slave trade towards the "New World" between

the 16th and 19th centuries, which will be held in Bologna

between April and May 2020, organized by the Settore Biblioteche

del Comune di Bologna and Biblioteca Cabral.

In collaboration with Black History Month Bologna

Biblioteca Cabral, via San Mamolo 24


Campo Teatrale

presso

Casoretto 41/A Milano

via

I CORPI BARRICATI

DI EMMANUEL EDSON

INTERPRETI: OFELIA BALOGUN E DÙDU KOUATE

PRODUZIONE: COLORI D'AFRICA-APS

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Lunedì 21 febbraio - ore 20

Zona Cittàstudi

Partenrs:

Partners:

21 FEBRUARY 8PM

I CORPI BARRICCATI

di Micheal Yohanne - Grafica Romy Lois Logas

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6 FEBRUARY 9 PM

HAMILTON DE HOLANDA

12 FEBRUARY 10:15 PM

SHANNA WATERSTOWN/BLUES QUIN-

TET

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26 FEBRUARY 10:15 PM

MORRIS PRADELLA/TRIO

Bravo Caffè

Via Mascarella 1 Bologna

Tel: 051.266112

Cell: 333.5973089

e-mail: info@bravocaffe.it

http://www.bravocaffe.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1


Les Filons Gèologiques_

Open until February 20, 2022, the exhibition brings to Bologna

an international cross-section of contemporary art featuring

artists of African descent, creating a bridge with Black History

Month, celebrated in Februaryin many countries of the world.

Les Filons Géologiques presents the work of thirteen artists

who direct their research to intergenerational and transnational

realities, with works capable of shifting perceptions of

geography and historiography as defining factors of contemporary

practice.

black hisoty month bologna

Palazzo d'Accursio, Piazza Maggiore, 6, 40121 Bologna BO

Opening hours from 4 December to 20 FEBRUARY, open every

saturday and sunday from 10 AM to 6:30 PM

Free entry with ticket of the Collezioni Comunali d'Arte

To access the show it is necessary to posess a Super Green

Pass


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NECESSARY ROAD Discover. Listen. Imagine.

FIRST WEEK- THE PAST

1 FEBRUARY 2:30 PM

Online_

BLACK HISTORY MONTH - The collective

opening

black history month torino

To inaugurate the first Black History Month di Torino 2022, an online

discussion brings together the realities of Black History Month

Florence and Black History Month Bologna with the organizing team

of Turin. An open exchange with the previews of the four weeks

that will see the city of Turin the protagonist of a new inclusive and

contemporary look.

Moderator: Mehret Tewolde (CEO Italia Africa Business Week)

In dialogue: Justin Randolph Thompson (artist, educator and director

of Black History Month Florence), Espérance Hakuzwimana (writer

and cultural activist, contact person for Black History Month Turin),

Patrick Joel Tatchede Yonkeu (artist and director of Black History

Month Bologna.

3 FEBRUARY 6PM

Online_

BECOMING BLACK: un dialogo

nell’immaginario Neroa dialogue in the Black

imagination.

Info: blackhistorymonthto@gmail.com

IG: bhm_to

https://blackhistorymonthtorino.com


The director of Becoming Black (2019) Ines Johnson-Spain in dialogue

with Deka Mohamed Osman (visual artist), Alessia Petrolito (visual

thinker)

4 FEBRUARY 11:30 AM

Sala delle Colonne nella Comune di Torino (Piazza Palazzo di città, 1)

BLACK HISTORY MONTH TORINO – THE

BEGINNING

black history month torino

The opening conference of Turin's Black History Month will be held

at the Sala delle Colonne in the city of Turin. A month of events,

activities and dialogues in the Turin area in collaboration with various

institutions.

Institutional greetings: Janet Buhanza (president associazione Donne

Africa Subsahariana e II Generazione), Maria Grazia Grippo (president

consiglio comunale di Torino), Abdullahi Ahmed (consigliere

comunale di Torino), Federico Daneo (director CSA Piemonte),

Direttivo BHM Torino, Jacopo Rosatelli (assessore Politiche sociali,

Pari Opportunità), Giovanna Pentenero (assessore Politiche per la

Multiculturalità).

6 PM

Online_

COLONIALISM: A STORY OF THE PRESENT

Starting from the recent history of our country, this panel retraces the

paths of colonialism through the voices of researchers and professors

specialized in the subject.

In dialogue: Angelica Pesarini (Assistant Professor all’Università di

Toronto in Italianistica e Studi Culturali, Diaspora e Razza), Roberta

Ricucci (associate professor dipartimento Culture, Politiche, Società

dell’Università di Torino), Bridget Ohabuche (cultural mediator,

journalist, member of NWANY), NWANY Collettivo Afrofemminista

Moderated by: Liliana Elena (independent researcher at ’European

University Institute).

Info: blackhistorymonthto@gmail.com

IG: bhm_to

https://blackhistorymonthtorino.com


5 FEBRUARY 5PM

Casa del Quartiere di San Salvario (via Oddino Morgari 14)

“IL RE OMBRA”: UNA RIFLESSIONE DAL

PASSATO A OGGI

Starting from the text by the author Maaza Mangiste, a meeting with

translator and literary critic Anna Nadotti. Reading some passages of

the book, we invite the audience to deepen the appreciation for the

work of translation and the relationship of literature with the past.

In dialogue: Anna Nadotti (translator), Uchenna Uzoije (Associazione

Donne Africa Subsahariana e II Generazione)

black history month torino

7 PM

Bunker (via Niccolò Paganini, 0)

I SERATA SNOBIETY – Snobiety e Black on

Youth Cultural Event: a group of Afro-descendant DJs share their

musical and sound skills for an evening of pure fun. A point of

reference for hip hop and reggaeton evenings in the city! The event

is preceded by an interview with the artists to share success stories

of young African talents involved in the Italian and European music

worlds.

DJ: Abo e Mdee

6 FEBRUARY 5 PM

Gruppo Abele (c.so Trapani, 91)

MODA TORINO-AFRICA: sfilata di capi

sartorialI

From the sartorial union of Italian and African traditions, a

magical evening in which three stylists from the ass. Donne Africa

Subsahariana exhibit the products of their latest collections. Street

market

Conducted by: Coura Seck (stylist, ADASS), Larissa Konan (seamstress,

ADASS), Bilhuda Revocatus (seamstress, ADASS)

Info: blackhistorymonthto@gmail.com

IG: bhm_to

https://blackhistorymonthtorino.com


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8PM

Gruppo Abele (c.so Trapani, 91)

IL RISCATTO

A theatrical show that addresses the issue of migration. Mohamed

Ba invites the viewer to seize the opportunity of redemption in a

reinterpretation of the human being conditioned by external events.

Actor: Mohamed Ba

SECOND WEEK_ BODY

11 FEBRUARY 6PM

Online

FIGLIE DELLA DIASPORA: LE ISTITUZIONI

CAMBIANO PELLE

Conference in which the protagonists are Afro-descendant women

who discuss the role of institutions in the Turin area.

In dialogue: Abdullahi Ahmed (consigliere comunale comune di

Torino), Rahel Sereke (Founding member dell’ass. Cambio Passo

Milano, Consigliera Municipio 3 Milano), Marwa Mahmoud

(consigliera comunale di Reggio Emilia, president of the commission

diritti umani e pari opportunità), Siid Negash (Consigliere comunale

di Bologna), Sumaya Abdel Qader (writer, ex consigliera comunale di

Milano, founder GMI).

Moderated by Suad Omar (ADASS).

Info: blackhistorymonthto@gmail.com

IG: bhm_to

https://blackhistorymonthtorino.com


12 FEBRUARY 2PM- 13 FEBRUARY 6PM

Gruppo Abele (c.so Trapani 91)

MERCATINO SOLIDALE

Market of traditional objects and fabrics from different parts of Africa.

Also on February 13.

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2PM

Online

NAPPY: UNO STILE DI VITA NATURALE

Con Evelyne Afaawua (imprenditrice ed influencer) ripercorriamo i

passi del movimento “Nappy” italiano. La storia dei capelli afro e il

loro ruolo nella riappropriazione dell’identità del corpo (e non solo).

In dialogo: Evelyne Afaawua_

Fairus Ahmed Jama (avvocata, vicepresidente ADASS)_

4 PM

Gruppo Abele (c.so Trapani 91)

LABORATORIO DI CURA E BENESSERE DEL

CORPO

An immersive journey into art and the self-production of handcrafted

materials dedicated to body care. Natural home made oils, creams

and butters thanks to the experience and guidance of Larissa Konan,

from the Ivory Coast.

Host: Larissa Konan (home made cosmetics expert)

In connection with Monique Diarra (midwife, expert in body care and

maternity)

7 PM

Bunker (via Niccolò Paganini, 0)

II SERATA SNOBIETY – Snobiety e Black on

Youth Cultural Event: a group of Afro-descendant DJs share their

musical and sound skills for an evening of pure fun. A point of

Info: blackhistorymonthto@gmail.com

IG: bhm_to

https://blackhistorymonthtorino.com


reference for hip hop and reggaeton evenings in the city!

DJ: Cheff K e NCL

13 FEBRUARY 3-6 PM

Gruppo Abele (c.so Trapani 91)

LABORATORIO MUSICALE I

Music and dance workshop organized by the Ass. Tamra.

For info: +39 320 014 0845 / associazioneculturaletamra@yahoo.it

Led by: Ablaye Magatte Dieng

Location: Abele Group (c.so Trapani 91)

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7 PM

Binari (c.so Trapani, 91)

BECOMING BLACK – PROIEZIONE FILM in

collaborazione con FIERI

Screening of the documentary film by director Ines Johnson-Spain

(1h31m, 2019). Following an open debate led by Deka Mohamed

Osman (visual artist) and Pietro Cingolani (researcher at the

University of Bologna).

THIRD WEEK_ MIND

16 FEBRUARY 4:30 PM

Museo Cesare Lombroso (via Pietro Giuria, 15)

Info: blackhistorymonthto@gmail.com

IG: bhm_to

https://blackhistorymonthtorino.com


Screening of the documentary film by director Ines

Johnson-Spain (1h31m, 2019). Following an open debate led by Deka

Mohamed Osman (visual artist) and Pietro Cingolani (researcher at

the University of Bologna).

black history month torino

17 FEBRUARY 6PM

online

DALLA RABBIA ALLA CONSAPEVOLEZZA

Screening of the documentary film by director Ines Johnson-Spain

(1h31m, 2019). Following an open debate led by Deka Mohamed

Osman (visual artist) and Pietro Cingolani (researcher at the

University of Bologna).

Moderated by: Directors BHM Torino

19 FEBRUARY 11 AM-1 PM

Biblioteca Italo Calvino (Lungo Dora Agrigento, 94)

GEORGE FLOYD: DUE ANNI DOPO

A collective reflection on the paths of activism of the local territory

starting from June 2020, alternated with thematic and choral readings

taken from fiction, poetry and non-fiction texts. In collaboration with

the Biblioteca Italo Calvino. Following the intervention, a writing

workshop is organized for the participants.

In dialogue: Grace Fainelli (communication specialist), Deka

Mohamed Osman (photographer and filmmaker), Espérance

Hakuzwimana (writer, cultural activist).

7 PM

Bunker (via Niccolò Paganini, 0)

III SERATA SNOBIETY – Snobiety e Black

Youth Cultural Event: a group of Afro-descendant DJs share their

musical and sound skills for an evening of pure fun. A point of

reference for hip hop and reggaeton evenings in the city!

Info: blackhistorymonthto@gmail.com

IG: bhm_to

https://blackhistorymonthtorino.com


20 FEBRUARY 3-6 PM

Casa del Quartiere di San Salvario (Via Oddino Morgari 14)

LABORATORIO MUSICALE II

Music and dance workshop organized by the Ass. Tamra.

For info: +39 320 014 0845 / associazioneculturaletamra@yahoo.it

Led by: Ablaye Magatte Dieng

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7 PM

Casa del Quartiere di San Salvario (via Oddino Morgari 14)

IL MIO POSTO È QUI - In collaborazione con

FIERI

Screening of the documentary film “Il mio posto è qui” (Italy, 2021). A

look at the experience of six Afro-descendant young men and young

women who landed between Cuneo, Rome and Castel Volturno.

Following the screening is a conversation with the director and one of

the protagonists of the film.

"The documentary was produced by FIERI as part of the European

project TRAFIG - Transnational Figurations of Displacement"

In dialogue: Andrea Fantino (director), Clarence Nitha (actor) and

Deka Mohamed Osman (photographer and filmmaker)

FOURTH WEEK _FUTURE

24 FEBRUARY 7 PM

Owambe Turin (via Tolmino, 50 int. 16)

NIGERIAN DINNER

A journey through the flavors and aromas of Central Africa. For info

and reservations: 011 944 8131 / info@owambe.it

25 FEBRUARY 6 PM

online

AFRICA DIASPORA E FUTURO

A conference in which the Coordination of Diasporas for International

Info: blackhistorymonthto@gmail.com

IG: bhm_to

https://blackhistorymonthtorino.com


Cooperation confronts associations and institutions on the role of the

first Piedmontese generations engaged in conscious development

works in their territories of origin.

In dialogue: Abderrahmane Amajou (president ass. CODIASCO),

Cleophas Adrien Dioma (director Ottobre Africano), Abdullahi Ahmed

(consigliere comunale comune di Torino).

Moderated by: Mehret Tewolde (CEO Italia Africa Business Week)

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26 FEBRUARY 3 PM

Gruppo Abele (c.so Trapani 91)

LO SGUARDO SU TORINO: GENERAZIONI A

CONFRONTO

An intergenerational round table between Afro-descendants with

the Turin area at the center of the conversation. A heterogeneous

collection of professional and personal life experiences to imagine the

future of our city.

In dialogue: Aimèe Ngoma (president ass. Femme Lève Toi), Coly

Souleymane (economic planning engineer), Ikram Mohamed Osman

(ass. ADASS), Uchenna Uzoije (ass. ADASS), Ayoub Moussaid (ass. In

Mente Itaca, Rete 21 Marzo).

5 PM

Gruppo Abele (c.so Trapani 91)

ALLA FERMATA

A semi-serious theatrical show on the condition of Italian Afrodescendant

women who regain possession - not without difficulty - of

public spaces and their rights.

Text by Fairus Ahmed Jama(vice president dell’Associazione Donne

Africa Subsahariana e II Generazione).

9 PM

Gruppo Abele (c.so Trapani 91)

FESTA DI CHIUSURA: MUSICA CON ESA ED

ETTA MATTERS

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The young Afro-descendant artist (singer-songwriter, conductor) Esa,

after participating in the edition of Amici 2020 and the success for

the singles "Dimmi" and "Come mai", concludes our journey of Black

History Month 2022 bringing his music and his talent. Alongside him

Etta Matters (DJ and producer).

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Temple University Rome is excited to host its third annual Black History

Month throughout the month of February 2022.

Black History Month is a global celebration of Black history and

achievements. It is important to use this time to not only support our

community, but to also reframe how history is told and highlight stories

of those from the African diaspora. We are pleased to offer a variety of

events in collaboration with Black activists, businesses, and creatives in and

around Rome. Please join us in learning from those in our community and

supporting their work!

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Learn more about Temple Rome's diversity initiatives and discover

resources for underrepresented students.

https://rome.temple.edu/students/diversity-inclusion

Black History Month 2022: Constant Flow_

In Western cultures, the idea that we have of time and history is often

linear, almost static, but history is always in the making through memories,

stories, and ideas flowing throughout our perceptions of the past, present,

and future. We must be attentive to not fall into the danger of the singlestory,

to cite Nigerian and feminist writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Black History encapsulates not only what we read in history textbooks,

but a plethora of experiences and contributions that are rarely narrated to

their fullest. Black History flows through space and time, from the dreams

of Martin Luther King Jr. and the bravery of Rosa Parks, to the realities and

contributions of the African diaspora around the world, including in Italy.

The theme of Constant Flow focuses on storytelling and continuing to

connect the past, present, and future. The presence of Black People in

Europe is believed to be more recent and marginal, but through the series

of events at Temple Rome, we will highlight that we are not referring to the

Black Presence in Europe as a "pond", but as a river that has its source in

a mountain that goes back to the Roman era and the Italian Renaissance.

Our goal is to show the dynamic history and people of the African diaspora

as authors and protagonists of their space and time, and highlight their

contributions through art, history, translation, music, and storytelling.


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1 FEBRUARY

Race in Italy: Changing Narratives_

In-person at Temple Rome from 7-8 PM

Online via Zoom from 1-2 PM ET

Hosted through the Cultural and Identity Envoy Program, Race in Italy is an

event held by Temple University Rome every semester to initiate important

conversations with our students and connect them to the Afroitalian

community in Italy. Students and guests discuss narrative of race in Italy,

between their home countries and Italy, and how to navigate these cultural

differences while studying abroad. This semester's dialogue will be with

community leaders and activists Marie Mosïe, Susanna Owusu Twumwah,

and Ada Ugo Abara.

Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia, 15

Registration:

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8 FEBRUARY

Gallery Exhibition: Black Future_

Opening in-person at Temple Rome from 4-9 PM

Live on Facebook at 7 PM CET / 1 PM ET

On display until March 2, 2022

Artists Auriea Harvey and Jebila Ogongwu both explore the theme of Black

history through various motifs in their artworks. In this exhibition, they will

collaborate and focus on "Black Future" and the strength that stems from

Black history and culture.

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Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia, 15

Registration:

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THIS EVENT IS ONLY OPEN TO TEMPLE ROME STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND

STAFF.

9 FEBRUARY

Untold Stories: The Moor, Alessandro De'Medici_

In-person at Temple Rome from 7-8 PM

Director and Actor, Daphne di Cinto, will screen privately her new short film

that speaks about the untold story of Alessandro De'Medici, historical and

political Black figure in Italy. There will be a Q&A at the end of the film.

Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia, 15

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14 FEBRUARY

Beyond Moral Support: Black Businesses in Italy

and Africa_

In-person at Temple Rome from 7-8 PM

Online via Zoom from 1-2 PM ET

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Joined by Italia Africa Business Week (IABW) and Restaurant Afrish, this

discussion will highlight Black businesses in Italy and Africa and speak about

their vision, challenges and success.

IABW aims to be the main rendez-vous for the most influential managers

of the African world of economy, entrepreneurship and of finance with

entrepreneurs and operators of the Italian market. It will be the privileged

space to discuss the challenges for the economic and commercial

development of the African and Italian businesses in an environment of

high expertise and innovation.

CEO/Founder of Restaurant Afrish and Afrobeats Roma, Henry Emehel, was

born in Nigeria and is now living in Rome. Henry's first project, Afrobeats,

organizes concerts, festivals, and world tours with Afro afrists. Later, he

opened his restaurant, Afrish, which has over 100 menu items and also

serves as a venue for various events such as Deejay sets, birthday parties,

aperitivo, and graduation ceremonies.

Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia, 15

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aspx?id=74FucSK1c0SOMRC9Asz25e_y-CNXrItLsUrzS5U7OjNUN0lYU1FMM

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15 FEBRUARY

Music Workshop_

Online via Zoom at 7 PM CET / 1 PM ET

Musician Charles "BLVK SAMuRaI" Burchell will lead a workshop on

digital music composition.

Charles "BLVK SamuRaI" Burchell is a multi-instrumentalist, producer,

composer, educator, and diplomat from New Orleans, LA. He has

studied at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, the New England

Conservatory (B.M. ’12) and most recently completed the Masters of

Arts in Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

(Ed. M ’13). Burchell has recorded, produced, and performed with

artists such as Omar Sosa, Yilain Canizares,Christian Scott, Braxton

Cook, Talib Kweli, Ran Blake, Ciel Rouge, Jason Moran and Iman Omari.

His band, The Love Experiment, released their self titled debut album

last year and have been featured on prominent music blogs such as

2dopeboyz. Burchell also works as a cultural diplomat with the Next

Level Program and has designed many programs to teach music

production. Most recently he has designed programs for Carnegie

Hall (New York), Fondorie Sonore (Rome), and Saint Louis College of

Music (Rome). He is currently an adjunct faculty member of Saint Louis

College of Music in Rome, Italy. BLVK SamuRai performs internationally

as a DJ, drummer, and rapper (Karnival Kid).

Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia, 15

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Info_

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BOLOGNA

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TORINO

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ROMA

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