Spring 2016 Events and Lecture Series Schedule

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Dr. Phillipe Copeland and other panelists at the Spring 2015 student-led event, “50 Years Later: A Discussion on Voting Rights and Mass Incarceration.” Image courtesy of Oleg Teplyuk/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF.

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Thu., Feb. 11, 7 – 9 p.m.
3 ½ Minutes, 10 Bullets
REACT to FILM  (RtF) at Boston University Screening and Panel Discussion
(co-
sponsored by the African American Studies Program)*                               Location: College of Arts and Sciences, Room 313, 725 Commonwealth Ave

Tue., Feb. 16, 5 pm
A Race Woman’s Representation of Africa and Diaspora Culture: Shirley Graham Du Bois’ “Tom Tom”
Sharon HarleyAssociate Professor of African American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA

Fri., Feb. 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Blackness and the Changing Face of the African Diaspora in the US a Dialogue
Wendy Wilson Fall,  Associate Professor and Program Chair of the Africana Studies Program at Lafayette College & Trina Jackson, Social Justice Organizer, Facilitator, and Activist, Presented by the West African Research Association – Sponsored by the African American Studies Program*
Location: Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, 775 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MAElectric Santeria JPEG

Tue., Mar. 15, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Electric Santería: Racial and Sexual Assemblages of Transnational Religion
Aisha Beliso-De Jesús, Associate Professor of African American Religions at Harvard Divinity School
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA

Thu., Mar. 17, 5-7 pm
Generations in Conversation: The Past, Present and Future of the Black Southern Literary Tradition
Kiese Laymon, Assoc. Prof. of English at Vassar College and Grisham Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi for 2015-2016
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA

Fri., Mar. 18, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
How Things Fall Apart: Race, Gender, and Suspicion in Police-Civilian Encounters
Nikki Jones, Associate Professor in the Department of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley
Department of Sociology and sponsored by the African American Studies Program*
Location: Deptment of Sociology, 96-100 Cummington Mall Room 240 Boston, MA

Tue., Mar. 29, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Migrant Black Mothers: Dispossession and Reclamation on the Borderlands of EthnicityCuba s Unfinished Rev-page-001
Channon Miller, PhD  student in the New England and American Studies Program at Boston University
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA

Wed., Apr. 13, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Race: Cuba’s Unfinished Revolution
Devyn Spence Benson, Assistant Professor of History and African and African American Studies, Louisiana State University
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MAInvisible Heros-page-001

Tue., Apr. 19, 5 – 8 p.m.
Invisible Heroes: African-Americans in the Spanish Civil War Film Screening
Alfonso Domingo and Mireia Sentís Co-Sponsored by Department of Spanish*
Location: Boston University School of Education, Room 130, 2 Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215

Tue., Apr. 26, 5 pm
Cuba and the Way Forward: USA, Angola, Latin America and Beyond!
Roundtable discussion on Cuban affairs with BU professors, students and visiting scholars
Linda Heywood, Professor of African History and the History of the African Diaspora and African American Studies, Boston University
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA

AFAM Convocation
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort Street, Brookline, MA

*Non AFAM Events but sponsored by the African American Studies Program