Fall 2012 Lecture Series

Tue., Dec 11, 5-6:30pm
African American Studies Program Holiday Party
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort Street, Brookline

Tue., Nov 20, 5pm
“Findings from a Breast Health Study Among Immigrant Women of Color”
Speaker: Phyllis M. Wallace, Research Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, Boston University
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort Street, Brookline

Thu., Nov. 15, 6pm
“Winnie Mandela” Film Screening and Discussion Register
Speaker:  Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob, Author of Winnie Mandela: A Life
Supported by the BU Center for the Humanities, BU African Studies Center, Dept. of History at BU
Location: Life Sciences and Engineering Building  24 Cummington Street, Room LSE B01 (Lower level) Boston, MA

Tue., Oct 30, 5pm
“The ‘Real People’: Race, Class, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Preservation in Gentrifying Neighborhoods”
Speaker: Japonica Brown–Saracino, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Boston University
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort Street, Brookline

Tue., Oct.16, 5pm
“The Remarkable, Unfinished Exodus of the Ethiopian Jews: Visiting Israel and Ethiopia”
Speaker: Len Lyons,  Ph.D. in Philosophy,Brown University
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort Street, Brookline

Wed., Oct 3, 6:30pm
”Election! Our Voices, our Votes”
Panel discussion followed by a screening of the live Presidential Debate at 9:00 pm
Speakers: Denise Baer Director, BU Washington Academic Center| Sarah Sullivan, BU Alum | Whitney Taylor Field Director, ACLU of Massachusetts
Sponsored by the BU Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program and BU African American Studies Program
Location: College of Communications Auditorium, 1st Floor,  640 Comm. Ave Boston, MA

Tues., Oct 2, 6pm
Akwantu: “The Journey” Film Screening and 50th Anniversary Celebration Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica
Hosted by Linda Heywood, Professor of History and African American Studies,Boston University
Speakers : Roy T. Anderson, Film Producer and Director| Emmanuel Akyeampong, Professor of History at Harvard University| Selwyn Cudjoe, Professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College|Orlando Patterson, John Cowles Professor of Sociology at Harvard University.
Co- sponsored by UMOJA, George and Joyce Wein Fund, and Wellesley College.
Location: Photonics Center, Room 906, 8 Saint Mary’s Street, Boston

Thu., Sep. 27, 1-5pm
“Kongo in the Americas Workshop”
Speakers: Mark Newell, Georgia Archaeological Institute | April Hynes, Washington Crossing, PA| John K. Thornton, Boston University| Linda Heywood, Boston University| Cecile Fromont, University of Chicago.
Co-sponsored by the BU Center for the Humanities, African Studies Center, Dept. of Archaeology at BU, and American & New England Studies.
Location: Hillel House, Reform Chapel, 213 Bay State Road, Boston

Fri.,Sep. 21, 5-7pm
Alumni Weekend and Panel Discussion-“Black Studies: Then and Now”
AFAM Grad student round table discussion with AFAM Alumni, The Honorable Judge Leslie Harris and Dr. Charles Terrell.
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort Street, Brookline

Tue., Sep.18, 5pm
“Their Eyes Were Watching God: 75th Anniversary Celebration” Film Screening and Discussion
Speaker: Mary Anne Boelcskevy, Senior Lecturer in African American Studies.
Check out this C-SPAN discussion during which a panel of black women writers talked about Zora Neale Hurston and the novel.
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort Street, Brookline

Tue., Sep. 11, 5pm
“School Choice and Educational Mobility”
Speaker: Kehinde Ajayi, Assistant Professor of Economics, Boston University
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort Street, Brookline

Sat., Sep. 8, Noon-4pm
12th Annual Umoja Back to School Cultural Barbecue
Location: College of Communication Front Lawn, 640 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Fri.,Sep. 7, 4-6pm
African American Studies Opening Reception
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort Street, Brookline

 

For a printable copy of this series, click Fall 2012 Lecture Series Schedule.

For more information on the African American Studies Program, please contact Deirdre James, Program Administrator at dejames@bu.edu or 617-358-1421.

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