Here is a call for submissions for “Video Memorial for Alanna Lockward, Decolonial scholar, art curator, and friend.” This video project, honoring the memory of the late Dominican scholar-activist Alanna Lockward, will be screened at the 2019 LASA Conference on May 25-27, 2019, in Boston, Massachusetts. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 31, 2019.
Description and Guidelines: Born in the Dominican Republic, decolonial scholar, curator, author, journalist, and friend, Alanna Lockward passed away tragically on Monday, January 7, 2019. With her passing, the world has lost a dedicated trailblazer in the fight against anti-Haitian, anti-black racism in the Dominican Republic and an ally to decolonial movements throughout the world.
In honor of Alanna Lockward, the Haiti-Dominican Republic section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), together with other friends of the deceased, will celebrate Alanna Lockward’s life and legacy at the 2019 LASA Conference, hosted in Boston, MA, May 25-27, 2019.
We are calling for submissions to help us create a video memorial collage in which Alanna’s colleagues and friends will reflect upon her life and work. We will collect self-recorded digital submissions throughout March. We will then edit the submissions, and present the video collage at the “Alanna Lockward Memorial” hosted by the LASA Haiti-DR section. The memorial will be held during the 2019 LASA conference on May 25, at 8pm, location TBA.
If you would like to participate, please follow the instructions below:
- Using your phone, computer, or another device, record your reflections on Alanna’s inspirational life and work.
- Please limit your clip to 2 minutes.
- Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.orgOR upload via Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/request/PTwshmTQOhgFMY18LDe7
Deadline for submissions: Friday, March 31, 2019
We recognize that Alanna Lockward inspired many people across the world to challenge the legacies of colonial oppression and strive for more just societies. Surely, this is but one of many memorials that have and will take place in honor of Alanna. If you would like us to help publicize your own event, please email us at the aforementioned addresses. We would love to collaborate with other groups aiming to make Alanna’s important contributions known.
- Christina C. Davidson (Harvard postdoctoral fellow, LASA member, friend of the deceased)
- Sophie Maríñez (CUNY professor, LASA member, and friend of the deceased)
- Joiri Minaya (International artist, videographer, and friend of the deceased)
- Saudi García (NYU graduate student, videographer)