Wednesday, September 7th | 4-6 PM
Social Sciences Block Party 
Location: BU Beach, 270 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215
Sponsored by: The American and New England Studies Program, African Studies Center, African American & Black Diaspora Studies Program, Department of Anthropology, Department of History, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, and Women and Gender Studies Program.
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Friday, September 16th | 5-7 PM
2022 Freshmen Welcome Event 
Come network with other students and professors and enjoy West African & Caribbean food
Location: AFAM, 138 Mountfort Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Sponsored by: The African American & Black Diaspora Studies Program
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Wednesday, September 28th | 2:30-4:00 PM
The Filipino Subjunctive: History & Nation in a Provisional Mood
A Talk with Dr. Adrian De Leon 
Location: School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, STH B19
Adrian De Leon is a historian and poet in Los Angeles, where he is an Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. His first academic book is Bundok: A Hinterland History of Filipino America (University of North Carolina Press, Fall 2023). It will be followed by The Philippines for Filipinos: A Conditional History of a Commonwealth (under contract with the University of Washington Press). In addition to his writing, he is the co-host of two programs on PBS Digital Studios: A People’s History of Asian America (2021), and Historian’s Take (2022).

Friday, September 30th | 4-6 PM
Location: 138 Mountfort Street Brookline, MA 02446
The African American Studies Program welcomes current students and alumni back to campus. Join us for Caribbean music, Nigerian food, snacks and a good time!
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Thursday, October 13th | 6-7 PM
Pepin Lecture Series : Getting Something to Eat in Jackson | Dr. Joseph Ewoodzie
Joseph C. Ewoodzie Jr. is associate professor of sociology at Davidson College. He is the author of Break Beats in the Bronx: Rediscovering Hip-Hop’s Early Years. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Location: 685 – 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 211 Boston, MA 02215
Sponsored by: Gastronomy & Food Studies Program
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Tuesday, October 18th | 5:00 & 6:15 PM 
Jeremiah Lockwood & Ricky Gordon Present Jewlia Eisenberg Memorial Performance Fierce as Death & Bent Like a Question Mark
In-person location: Howard Thurman Center, 808 Commonwealth Ave; Lecture at 5 PM, Musical Performance at 6:15 PM
Join online: Virtual registration
Sponsored by: The Jewish Cultural Endowment
Supported by African American Studies Program, Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology, Department of Religion, Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies, English Department, Learn More Series, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies. View poster here.

Friday, October 28th | 6:00 PM
Rebecca Fisseha: Daughters of Silence Book Signing & Discussion
Come out to see Rebecca Fisseha, an Ethiopian-Canadian writer, for a signing and discussion of her novel Daughters of Silence.
Location: Boston University College of General Studies, Room 505, 871 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215
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Tuesday, November 8th | 2:00 & 5:00 PM
American Studies for the Future Lecture Series: Andrew Robichaud and Walter Johnson
2:00 PM: Seminar with Andrew Robichaud (BU History) and Walter Johnson (Harvard University), responding.
5:00 PM: Public talk with Walter Johnson.
These events will be held in-person and on Zoom.
Presented by the American & New England Studies Program
Co-sponsored by BU Center for the Humanities, Dean of Arts & Sciences, Associate Dean of Faculty/Humanities, Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, African American Studies, Department of English, Department of History
More details can be found on AMNESP’s website. Register here.

Thursday, November 17th | 5:30 PM
Arts & Social Justice Panel 
Join Bamuthi and local activist artists Dzidzor for a conversation on arts and social justice moderated by André de Quadros.
Location: Photonics Colloquium Rm# 906 8 St. Mary’s Street Boston, MA 02215
Sponsored by: BU Arts Initiative and African American & Black Diaspora Studies Program 
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Friday, November 18th | 7:00 PM
Blackbird, Fly
BLACKBIRD, FLY weaves together an enduring tapestry of movement, narrative, music, and Haitian folklore to engage audiences in dialog about critical questions of our time. Steeped in a hip-hop aesthetic, this intimate duet between two preeminent sons of Haitian immigrants —composer/violinist DBR, and arts activist & spoken word artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph —unveils their life stories in search of their identity and role models, and explores universal themes of tolerance and inclusion.
Location: Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
Sponsored by: BU Arts Initiative & African American & Black Diaspora Studies Program 
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