Fall 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.

Please note start times and locations on events!

Thu., Sep 29, 4 – 6:30 pm
Alumni Weekend Event:African American Storytelling in Sequential ArtLecture and Panel Discussion
Featuring: Mr. Joel Gill (CFA ’04), Dr. Deborah Whaley, and Dr. Mary Anne Boelcskevy. Also, featuring a BU School of Visual Arts master class for BU students and alumni. Sponsored by the BU Center for the Humanities, BU School of Visual Arts, Dept of History of Art and Architecture, the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program, and the African American Studies Program. Supported in part by a grant from the BU Arts Initiative-Office of the Provost.
Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium, George Sherman Union, 775 Comm Ave Boston, MA 02215

Tue., Oct 11, 4 – 6:30 pm 
“The 350+ Year Evolution of Salsa” – Lecture and WorkshopBUAI BEST logo 2 25
Featuring: Mr. Jose Obando and band, guest appearances by the BU Salsa band Presencia, the BU Salsa Student Dance Club, with remarks by Dr. John Thornton and Dr. Michael Birebaum-Quintero
Supported by the BU Center for the Humanities, as well as a grant from the BU Arts Initiative-Office of the Provost,  the BU School of Music Center for Early Music, Department of History, Latin American Studies Program, and the African American Studies Program
Location: Colloquium Room PHO 906, 8 Saint Mary’s St., Boston, MA 02215

Fri., Oct 28, 11 am – 5 pm 
“Blacks in the Bible” Workshop
Featuring: Dr. Wendy Belcher, Dr. Jeremy Pope, Dr. Stephen Vinson, Dr. Edwin M. Yamauchi, and Dr. John Thornton.
Supported by the BU Center for the Humanities, the Jewish Cultural Endowment, History Department, and the African American Studies Program
Location: Trustee Lounge, 9th Floor, 1 Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215

Tue., Nov 1, 5 – 6:30 pm 
“Racing to the Top: Black Voters and the 2016 Election” 
Featuring: Dr. Leah Wright Rigueur, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Sponsored by the BU History Department and part of the “Conversations on Race” series sponsored by the BU Office of the President and the College of Arts and Sciences. 
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA

This event is free and open to the public. If you wish, you may register here.

Wed., Nov 9, 5:30 pm 
The Legacies of Jim Crow: Race, Recognition, and the Making of the Modern University
Featuring: Dr. Jonathan Holloway, Edmund S. Morgan Professor of African American Studies, History, and American Studies , Yale University
Part of the “Conversations on Race” series sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the President at Boston University.
Location: BU Sargent College, 635 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 , Room 101 

This event is free and open to the public. If you wish, you may register here.

Thu., To be rescheduled
“Burbs are the New Black” (CANCELED)

L’HeureuxR. Lewis-McCoy, Associate Professor of Sociology, City College of New York
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA

Wed., Nov 16, 7:30 pm
BU Arts Initiative’s Theatre Now:
 “The Scottsboro Boys”
Speakeasy Stage Company (BU AFAM student only event)
Contact: Dr. Mary Anne Boelcskevy for information at mboelcsk@bu.edu.
Location: Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street Boston , MA 02116

Tue., Nov 29, 5 pm
“Racial Spectrums: Distinction among the Multiethnic Black Middle Class” (CANCELED)
Orly Clerge, Associate Professor of Sociology, Tufts University
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA

Fri., Dec 2, 8 pm
“Afro-Latin Music of the Americas (ALMA) Ensemble concert”
Michael Birenbaum Quintero:
  ALMA director and Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Boston University
The Afro-Latin Music of the Americas (ALMA) Ensemble studies and performs the musical forms of black populations in Latin America and the Caribbean and is dedicated to educating BU students and community about the cultural legacy and social realities of the descendants of Africans in Latin America. The group’s repertoire has included Afro-Colombian currulao, chirimía, alabado, gaita, cumbia, and baile cantado, Puerto Rican plena, landó from Peru, and Afro-Cuban batá, güiro, and güaguancó. The Ensemble is the only collegiate group outside of Colombia to perform the music of Colombia’s Pacific coast.
Location:
 CFA Auditorium, 855 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA

Mon., Dec 5, 5 pm – 6:30 pm
“Black Lives Matter: From Conflict to Healing”

We would like to encourage Boston University, as well as the community at large, in a discussion specific to Black Lives Matter in its relation to Human Rights issues worldwide. In what ways does the Black  Lives Matter movement engage all of us?

Joining this discussion are:

Keith Magee, Director, Social Justice Institute and Visiting Researcher, Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies, panel moderator

Hank Knight, Director, Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College

Pamela Lightsey, Associate Dean, Boston University School of Theology

Simon Payaslian, Kenosian Chair in Modern Armenian History and Literature, Department of History, Boston University

Desiré Hinkson, (CFA ’18), BU African American Studies Program minor


Panel Discussion as Part of the “Conversations on Race” series sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the President at Boston University.
Location: GSU Auditorium, 735 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA

Tue., Dec 13, 4 pm – 5:30 pm 
AFAM Holiday Party
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA

Printable schedule AFAMFall16LectSeries