Calendar of Events |  Spring 2020 Celebrating 50 years!

Tue., Feb. 11, 2020 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm 
Roundtable discussion and reflections featuring Professor Paula Austin, Professor John Thornton, and Professor Linda Heywood.
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA

Fri., Feb. 21, 2020 | 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Restorative Justice and Societal Repair: A Symposium on Global Racism and Reparations
Roundtable discussions with BU Faculty, students, and invited speakers
Keynote speaker: Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies
Presenters: Dr. Paula Austin, Dr. Michael Birenbaum Quintero, Dr. David Chard, Dr. Nicola Frith, Dr. Linda Heywood, Dr. Jemadari Kamara, Ms. Meredith McDuffie, Ms. Yvette Modestin, Dr. Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Ms. Sophia Parnell, Dr. Daivi Rodima-Taylor, Dr. Joyce Hope Scott, Ms. Susan X. Jane, Dr. David Lyons, Dr. John Thornton
Sponsors: the African American Studies Program, Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, the African Studies Center, the BU Center for the Humanities, and Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies.
Location: Event Space at the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground 808 Commonwealth Ave., Brookline, MA
Register for the event here.

Fri., Feb. 28th, 2020 | 11:00am-5:00pm 
African American Studies Annual Book Sale
Stop by to browse our collection of new and used books, all priced at $5 or less! There will be books of poetry, fiction, history, drama, biographies, and more! Cash/Venmo accepted.
Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline MA

(POSTPONED to Fall 2020) | 10:00 am-4:30 pm
Writing Black Lives- A Symposium 
Keynote speaker: Pulitzer prize-winning author, Dr. Jeffrey C. Stewart
Presenters: Dr. Carole Boyce-Davies and Dr. Kerri Greenidge
Sponsors: African American Studies Program, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, BU Center for the Humanities.
Location: Event Space at the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, 808 Commonwealth Ave., Brookline MA
Please register for the event on Eventbrite here.

(POSTPONED to Fall 2020)
Writing Black Lives Exhibit at the BU Libraries Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center
Exhibit features first editions from 18th century black writers, Phillis Wheatley and Harriet Jacobs; correspondence and writings from journalists, scholar-activists, and poets, including William Monroe Trotter, Martin Luther King Jr., Adelaide Cromwell, Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, and Afaa Michael Weaver, as well as artifacts from the collections of theologian and former Dean of Marsh Chapel Howard Thurman and many others.
Location: Mugar Memorial Library, Richards-Frost Room, 1st Floor, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA