Archives for "African American Studies"
January 20, 2012 12:08 pm
In January and February, the Office of Intercultural Education presents talks on race, identity and 21st-century America by best-selling novelist Danzy Senna (Jan. 25) and author-cultural critic Touré (Feb. 8).
December 20, 2011 9:30 pm
Julian Agyeman, a pioneering environmental justice and sustainability advocate, offers the King Day keynote Jan. 16.
May 18, 2011 8:56 am
Dick Gregory, the African American comedian who transcended show-business success to become a prominent activist for social justice and civil rights, performs at Bates College at 7 p.m. Monday, May 23, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell Street. Sponsored by the Bates Program in African American Studies and the Multifaith Chaplaincy, the event is open to the public at no cost, but reservations are required. Please contact 207-786-8272.
February 3, 2011 3:03 pm
In observance of Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Freedom Riders protest, a historian from Ohio’s Miami University reviews the history, impacts and continuing relevance of this galvanizing episode in the civil rights movement at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in the Benjamin Mays Center at Bates College, 95 Russell St. Sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Education at Bates, Nishani Frazier’s talk, titled On the March, is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call 207-786-8376.
February 2, 2011 1:40 pm
Continuing a Bates series exploring the impacts of technology on concepts of race, Alexander Weheliye, an authority on African American culture at Northwestern University, offers the lecture “Ring Ring Ring: Popular Music and Mobile Technologies” at 7:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, in Pettengill Hall’s Keck Classroom (G52), 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).
January 24, 2011 1:31 pm
According to the Warhol Foundation, the grant of more than $35,000 is “designed to encourage and reward writing about contemporary art that is rigorous, passionate, eloquent and precise, as well as to create a broader audience for arts writing.”
April 21, 2010 11:56 am
In December 2009, faculty member Myron Beasley was in Port-au-Prince to co-curate the first Ghetto Biennale. The event brought 35…
January 14, 2010 9:04 am
The Lewiston Sun Journal interviews Myron Beasley, assistant professor of American cultural studies and African American studies, and student Eric…
January 4, 2010 1:43 pm
Public Radio International’s The World and The Miami Herald published recent stories about Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This unusual…
November 20, 2009 3:58 pm
Jessica Harris, a professor at Queens College and an expert in African American foodways, speaks at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College, 70 Campus Ave. Titled “Cane Confluences: Sugar and Slaves in the Caribbean and Louisiana,” the lecture is sponsored by the Multicultural Center and is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call 207-786-8376.