Events

SPRING 2014 LECTURE SERIES and  EVENTS

Fri., Feb. 28, 2:15-7 pm: Angola, Cuba, The Caribbean: Culture, Race and Identity Formation Workshop 
Program coordinator: Linda Heywood
Co-Sponsors: BU Center for the Humanities, BU African Studies Center, BU Dept. of English, APARC, and BU Latin American Studies
Location: Photonics Building, Room PHO 206, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Boston, MA 02215

Wed., Mar. 5, 5 pm: Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Barack Obama: A Comparison 
Speaker: Peter Paris, Walter G. Muelder Visting Professor Social ethics, BU School of Theology
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort Street, Brookline

Mar. 17-22: African American Music in World Culture: Art as Refuge and Strength in the Struggle for Freedom Conference 
Keynote Speakers: George Wein, Bernice Johnson Reagon, and Joshua Rifkin
Co-Sponsors: BU College of Arts and Sciences, BU Arts initiative, BU Center for Humanities, and BU African Studies Center, College of Fine Arts, School of Music, Office of the Provost, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University, Department of History, American and New England Studies Program, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, and the College of Communication. 
Location: Photonics Building, Room PHO 906, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Boston, MA 02215

Mon., Mar. 17, 5-7 pm: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and his Music in America, 1900-1912 
Film Screening and Talk with Director Charles Kaufmann
Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Reading Room, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, Third Floor Mugar Library.

Tue., Mar. 18, 5-7 pm: Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory Director Llewellyn Smith
Film Screening and Talk by Genithia Hogges
Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Reading Room, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, Third Floor Mugar Library

Wed., Mar. 19, 5-7 pm: Making Connections: The Art and Life of Herbet Gentry 
Reception and Gallery Talk by Curator, Rachel Tolano, PhD candidate and Jan and Warren Adelson Fellow in American Art
Location: Boston University Art Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Thu., Mar. 20, 7:30-9 pm: Dee Dee Bridgewater and BU Jazz Ensemble Concert 
Sponsored by the BU Arts Initiative
Location: Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Tue., April 1, 5:15 pm: “Living Multiple Identities: British West Indians in Twentieth Century Cuba” Part 2 of the Angola, Cuba, The Caribbean: Culture, Race and Identity Formation Workshop
Speaker: Graciela Chailloux CubaAngolaposter2 and Program Coordinator: Linda Heywood
Co-Sponsors: BU Center for the Humanities, BU African Studies Center, BU Dept. of English, APARC, and BU Latin American Studies
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort Street, Brookline

Tue., Apr. 8, 5 :15 pm: On the Centenary of Carolina Maria de Jesus’s Birth: Testimony, Memories and Artistic Expressiveness in her Manuscripts CarolinaPoster
Speaker: Dr. Elena Pajaro Peres, BU Visiting Scholar and Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute of Brazilian Studies at University of São Paulo, Brazil, Scholarship FAPESP (The State of São Paulo Research Foundation, Brazil)
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort Street, Brookline

Tue., Apr. 15, 5:15-7:15 pm: Movement of the People: The West Indies’ Struggle for Independence
A film screening of part two of “Inward Hunger: the Story of Eric Williams” documentary series, followed by a panel discussion of BU students and faculty with Linda Heywood, Panel Moderator and Lyse Barronville, Coordinator.
Location: CAS 522 located at 725 Commonwealth Ave

Sat., Apr. 26, 12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. American Visual Culture in Context: A Symposium in Honor of Professor Patricia Hills
This symposium features scholarly papers on American visual culture by former students of Dr. Patricia Hills, Professor of American Art at Boston University for over three decades. Location: Metcalf Ballroom and Reception Area, 2nd Floor, George Sherman Union, Boston University.

Sat., May 17, 4 pm: African American Studies ConvocationReflections on a Global Black Perspective” Speaker: Professor Allison Blakely, Director, African American Studies Program

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

For more information, please contact the African American Studies Program
138 Mountfort Street, Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
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