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George Wein, Jazz Impresario and Newport Jazz Festival founder dies at 95

“He truly wanted African American studies at BU to grow and flourish and to do so with as much independence as possible,” says Louis Chude-Sokei, director of the African American Studies Program, holder of the George and Joyce Wein Chair in African American Studies, and a CAS professor of English. “George Wein changed the way popular […]

Black2BU: Welcome Reception and Alumni Weekend

Black2BU Welcome Reception and Alumni Weekend! Welcoming everyone back to campus after a long time apart.  Music, performances, Caribbean food, snacks and a good time! Featuring performances by Sabor Latino and Bombazo Boricua Friday, October 1st, 2021 4-7pm  138 Mountfort Street, Brookline, MA 02446 Indoor and outdoor event

Conference Registration: “Religion & (Breaking) Boundaries”

Boston University Graduate Program in Religion Student Association Presents a Virtual Conference: Religion & (Breaking) Boundaries  The Boston University Graduate program in Religion Student Association invites you to attend BU’s virtual graduate student conference on religion, Religion & (Breaking) Boundaries, taking place September 26, 2021. Prof. Sarah McFarland Taylor of Northwestern University will give the […]

Do the Right Thing- A Spike Lee Joint

The Cinema & Media Studies Program Fall Film Series presents: Do the Right Thing  Join the Cinema & Media Studies Program on Wednesday October 6th, 6pm COM B05 for the fall film series of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing  

Save the Date: “Then You Don’t Want Me”: Canonizing Gayl Jones

“Then You Don’t Want Me”: Canonizing Gayl Jones Virtual Symposium- May 13-15, 2022 “Then You Don’t Want Me”: Canonizing Gayl Jones will more clearly and publicly carve out a space for Jones’ storytelling. The symposium promises to deepen and trouble the canon of African American women’s literature and Black feminism. Bringing together folks across disciplines, […]

Call for Papers- Critical University Studies Symposium: Legacies of Slavery and Settler Colonialism

Critical University Studies Symposium: Legacies of Slavery and Settler Colonialism Boston University March 17-18, 2022 The History Department and African American Studies Program at Boston University are excited to host a two-day symposium on March 17-18, 2022, that will: 1) reflect on the historical role of U.S. universities in establishing and perpetuating racial inequalities, white […]