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USC Visions and Voices

October 2022

Lido Pimienta in Concert

Oct 25 • 8:00 pm
Bovard Auditorium – USC, 3551 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089
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“On one level, Pimienta is recollecting intimate relationships; on another, she’s calling entire countries to task for their failure to protect black and brown women.”—Pitchfork Don’t miss a concert and conversation with the Colombian-born, Toronto-based, cumbia diva diva who was “born to transcend borders, sounds, and industry conventions” (Remezcla). This special event is presented in conjunction with “Mass Violence and Its Lasting Impact on Indigenous People: The Case of the Americas and Australia/Pacific Region,” a conference presented by the USC Dornsife Center…

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November 2022

An Evening with Natasha Trethewey

Nov 1 • 7:00 pm
Bovard Auditorium – USC, 3551 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089
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“Trethewey’s verse is as accessible as it is brilliant.”—Washington Post “One of the most important American poets of our time.”—Paris Review Join us for a reading with Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Trethewey, two-time U.S. poet laureate and author of the New York Times best seller Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir. Following the reading, Trethewey will participate in a conversation with esteemed novelist, essayist, and USC English professor Danzy Senna.

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Dahlak Brathwaite: Try/Step/Trip

Nov 3 • 7:00 pm
Bovard Auditorium – USC, 3551 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089
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“The epitome of ‘def’ poetry.”—Mos Def Try/Step/Trip is a spoken word, multi-character musical performed through the language of step dance. Inspired by writer/composer Dahlak Brathwaite’s own history, the theatrical piece powerfully blurs the lines between dramatic performance, hip hop, art, and life as it explores racism, addiction, and the criminal justice system.

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