Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS | FALL 2018

———- AFAM EVENTS ———-

Tue., Sept. 18 | 4:30—6 PM
Welcome to AFAM Studies Program Reception
All are welcome!
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA

Sept. 20-23 | Boston University Alumni Weekend

Mon., Sept. 246:00—8 PM 
First-Year Students Kickback at AFAM Studies
All first-year BU students welcome (including transfer students)! Come make new friends and learn about our program!
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA

Wed., Sept 26 | 5:30—8 PM
Soul Sisters: Film Screening & Discussion with Director, Rahman Oladigbolu
Sponsored by WARA, the African Studies Center, and the African Studies Library.
Location: Room 505, 232 Bay State Rd, Boston, MA 

Tue., Oct. 2 | 3:30—4:30 PM
In Defense of Ancestral Lands:Afro-Colombian Women Resist U.S. Militarization and the War on Drugs
Nidiria Ruiz Medina, Afro-Colombian Activist NidiriaMedina
Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, BU Center for the Humanities, Kilachand Honors College.
Location: STH (School of Theology) Room B24, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

Tue., Oct. 2 | 5—7 PM
Black N Black: Film Screening and Talk with Zokou Zadi, Filmmaker Black n Black Poster
A documentary exploring relationships between African Americans and African Immigrants.
Co-sponsored by the African Studies Center.
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA

Thu., Oct. 4 | 6 – 7:30 PM
Haiti’s Baron de Vastey and the Black Atlantic
Marlene Daut, Professor of African American Studies at University of Virginia
Co-sponsored by the Boston University Center for the Humanities, and the Department of English.
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA

Tue., Oct. 16 | 5—7 PM
AFAM Studies Minor’s Dinner

Come meet your fellow African American Studies Minors over dinner! Please contact Dr. Mary Anne Boelcskevy (mboelcsk@bu.edu) for more information.
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA

Tue., Oct. 23 | 5-6:30 PM
The Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, 1960– 1965 – Book Talk
James Marshall Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline

Tue., Nov. 6 | 5 – 7 PM
Small Magazines and Black Internationalism: Corridors of Storytelling

Christopher Ouma, Senior Lecturer, English Literature, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA

Tue., Nov. 13 | 5—6:30 PM
EntembesCults of Affliction and Ancestry. The Sacred Central African in Rio de Janeiro in the Early Nineteenth Century

Edouardo Possidonio, Visiting Scholar
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA

Thurs., Nov. 15 | 6:00 PM
“Sophistication” and American Culture: The Example of James Baldwin
Ross Posnock, Anna Garbedian Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University
Co-sponsored by the BU Center for Humanities, the Boston University College of Arts & Sciences, the American and New England Studies Program, and the Department of English
Location: Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering (610 Commonwealth Ave.)

Thu., Dec. 6 | 4 – 6 PM
Rites, Rights, & Rhythms Book Event
Michael Birenbaum Quintero, Associate Professor of Musicology & Ethnomusicology
Book signing and discussion of Dr. Quintero’s newest book
Location:  Pardee School of Global Studies 121 Bay State Road, Boston, MA

Thu., Dec 13 | 4 – 6 PM
AFAM Holiday Potluck Party

Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline

———- MINORITY CONNECTION INITIATIVE EVENTS ———-

MCI is an organization that strives to create meaningful relationships, through casual, small group discussions, that benefit students, faculty, and staff.

Thu., Sept. 27 | 6—9 PM
MCI Presents: Students of Color Welcome Celebration

Co-sponsored by the African Studies Center, the Center for Latin American Studies, and the First Year Experience at CAS
Location: BU George Sherman Union, Metcalf Hall 2nd floor, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

Fri., Sept 28 | 2—3 PM
Minority Connection Initiative “Professor Office Hours”
Featuring a panel discussion with African American Studies Program faculty, Dr. Joyce Hope Scott and Dr. Mary Anne Boelcskevy.
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA

Fri., Oct 12 | 2—3 PM
Minority Connection Initiative “Professor Office Hours”
with Dr. Sucharita Gopal.
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA

Fri., Oct 26 | 2—3 PM
Minority Connection Initiative “Professor Office Hours”

Featuring Dr. Catherine Espaillat, Department of Astronomy
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA

Fri., Nov 9 | 2—3 PM
Minority Connection Initiative “Professor Office Hours”
Featuring Dr. Lawrence Were from the Department of Health Sciences at Sargent College
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA