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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!

Tue., January 31, 5:00 PM
“The Black (and White) Dream Dancers of the New England Past and Their Message for the Coming Generation” WBUR boradcast is here.
Featuring: Spencer Jourdain
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA

Wed., March 15, 5:00 PM
Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen Book Signing by Dr. Linda Heywood
Featuring: Linda Sturtz, Philippe Girard, Claire Bosc-Tiessé
Special Event sponsored by the BU Department of History for Dr. Linda Heywood
Location:The Castle Room, 4th floor, BU Hillel House, 213 Bay State Road

Tue., March 21, 6:00 PM
Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing

Featuring: Jim Waller
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: The Florence & Chafetz Hillel House, 213 Bay State Rd, 4th floor

Tue., March 28, 5:00 PM
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America-WBUR broadcast here
Featuring: Ibram Kendi
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: Conference Auditorium at the George Sherman Union 2nd floor

Mon., April 3, 8:00 PM PIC 04_03_2017 WALKER LECTURE SCREEN
Campus Event: “The Sovereignty of the Imagination: African American Freemasons and the Problem of Democracy in the Modern World”
Featuring: Corey D. B. Walker
Presented by The Boston University American & New England Studies Program in association with The Boston University African American Studies Program.
Location: Kenmore Classroom Building, 565 Commonwealth Ave, Room KCB-101

Tue., April 18, 5:00 PM
“Racial Spectrums: Distinction Among the Multiethnic Black Middle Class”
Featuring: Dr. Orly Clerge
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA

Thur., April 20 5:00 pm
“A Quest for Identity: My Lifelong Journey”
Featuring: 
Dr. Françoise Pfaff, Professor Emerita of French and Francophone Studies, Howard University
Dr. Françoise Pfaff uses her own biographical narrative to show how, for some individuals, the process of identity formation can be a lifelong endeavor and may, in fact, never end.  This evolving process depends on your age, professional occupation, the social group within which you find yourself, the historical framework of your personal story, as well as the geographical space you occupy at given times in your life. Co-sponsored by the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Location:
African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA

Monday, April 24, 5:30 PM
“Images of Africa and the History of Race in America”
A panel discussion featuring Henry Louis Gates, Jr., with discussants, Dr. Linda Heywood and Dr. John Thornton
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: Conference Auditorium at the George Sherman Union 2nd floor, 775 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA

Tuesday, May 2, 5:00 PM 
Cuba in Transition from Obama to Trump: USA, Angola, Latin America, and Beyond” 
Moderator: Linda Heywood, Prof. of History and Author of Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen 
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA