Wed., Jan. 27 | 5:30-7:00 pm ET
Museums and the Black Lives Matter Movement
The HAA Guest Lecture Series and BUCH’s “Seeing and Not Seeing” Faculty Seminar are honored to invite you to the panel discussion “Museums and the Black Lives Matter Movement” (BLMM), with three curators from the Smithsonian American Museums:  Evelyn Carmen Ramos, from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM); Aaron Bryant and Ariana A. Curtis from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC).

Tues., Feb. 18 | 7:00 pm ET
Race and Humor in Apocalyptic Times: An Evening with Damon Young
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Cofounder of, Damon Young is the author of the acclaimed memoir, What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker (Ecco, 2019) and Senior Editor at The Root.

Tues., Feb. 23 | 6-7:30 pm ET
Black Radical: The Life and Times of Legendary Boston Black Activist William Monroe Trotter
Dr. Kerri K. Greenidge, Mellon Assistant Professor, Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora at Tufts University.
Moderated by Dick Lehr, Professor of Journalism, Boston University.
Introductory presentation by Dr. Paula Austin, Assistant Professor of History & African American Studies, Boston University.
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Tues., Mar. 9 | 6-7:30 pm ET
The Black Left Feminism of Clausia Jones
Dr. Carole Boyce Davies, Professor of English and Africana Studies, Africana Studies and Research Center, Cornell University
Caribbean-born radical, Claudia Jones (1915-1964) was a Communist activist, feminist and Black nationalist who worked in the United States until she was deported for her political activities. She relocated to the UK, where she started Britain’s first major Black newspaper, the West Indian Gazette, and the now famous Notting Hill Festival. She was buried to the left of her hero, Karl Marx, in Highgate Cemetery, London.

Thurs., April 15 | 6 pm ET
Children of War: A Performance and Conversation Moderated by Andre De Quadros
“Children of War” portrays the destruction of Black families as a direct consequence of mass incarceration. In collaboration with his son, Jahallah Shabazz and CFA’s Vonderrick Taylor, Ras-Jahallah Shabazz will advance our understanding of the wounds inflicted upon Black families in America through his own experience in the prison system.
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Fri., April 16 | 2:00 pm ET
The Fugitive Life of Black Teaching: A History of Pedagogy and Power
Dr. Jarvis R. Givens of the Harvard Graduate School of Education has termed the theory and practice of education during slavery as fugitive pedagogy. Using the life of famed educator Carter G. Woodson, Givens explores how black teachers sustained this tradition, often covertly, through the Jim Crow era. He identifies the significance of fugitive pedagogy to the long black freedom movement and its lessons for our contemporary moment.
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Wed., April 21 | 1-3:00 pm ET
African Diasporas in Latin America and the Caribbean
Rebecca Davis (UC Santa Cruz) “Traversing Pre-Revolutionary Plantations of Saint Domingue: How Enslaved Individuals Navigated the Caribbean’s Most Profitable Colony”
Gabby Hartemann (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais) “Orality, Memory, and Afro Amazonian Ontologies: Towards an Anti-colonial Archaeological Praxis in Mana, Guiana”
Dr. Elena Sesma (University of Kentucky) “Material Memoryscapes of Slavery and Freedom in the Bahamas”
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Wed., April 28 | 6:30 pm ET
Virtual Screening of The Skin You’re In: Documentary and Discussion
Join us for the virtual screening of “The Skin You’re In” with Thomas LaVeist, the executive producer and Dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University.
Co-sponsors: African American Studies, Sociology, Sargent College, School of Public Health Office of Graduate Student Life, and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.
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