Category: Program Events

Upcoming Event: Afro-LatinX: Then and Now

“Afro-LatinX: Then and Now” Tuesday, Dec. 8 | 6–7:00 PM EST Given the current crises of race and immigration in America in and around the COVID-19 pandemic and state-sponsored xenophobia, Michael Birenbaum Quintero and Trent Masiki, moderated by Angélica María Sánchez Barona, will engage the complexities of Afro-LatinX identities and cultural production in this context. What are the different histories […]

Livestream: Dr. Chude-Sokei Presents Some of His Latest Research

Join the conversation now on Zoom by RSVPing on Latin American Studies’ website. If you missed it live, it’s also available on the Center’s Facebook page. Event Description Book Talk with Louis Chude-Sokei, Professor of English, George and Joyce Wein Chair in African American Studies, and Director of the African American Studies Program at Boston […]

TODAY: Activism and the Role of Black Women

“Activism and the Role of Black Women” Tues., Oct. 27 | 6:00 PM EDT Speakers: Bree Newsome, Activist, Writer, Artist; Gabby Williams, WNBA Player, Chicago Sky; Dr. Saida Grundy, Assistant Professor, Boston University Moderator: Marisa Moseley, Head Coach, Women’s Basketball, Boston University Co-sponosored by: BU Diversity & Inclusion, Department of Athletics, College of Arts & […]

The Radical ‘Possibilities’ of Black Studies on Nov. 15th

Dr. Kehinde Andrews, Prof. of Black Studies, Birmingham City University Friday, Nov. 15th | 5:00pm | African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline Black Studies emerged with the promise to transform not just the complexion of the university but the very nature of it. By trying to bring the ‘science of liberation’ to […]

“Hung Up Between Two Sticks”: The Black Aesthetic and Puerto Rican Identity Formation in ‘Down These Mean Streets’ On Nov. 19th

Dr. Trent Masiki, Postdoctoral Associate, Kilichand Honors College, Boston University Tuesday, Nov. 19th | 5:00pm | African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline In this talk, Dr. Trent Masiki examines the relationship between afro-latinidad and the Black Aesthetic in Down These Mean Streets (1967). the groundbreaking memoir by Puerto Rican writer Piri Thomas. […]