Archives for "African American Studies"

Friday

January 20, 2012 12:08 pm

Novelist Senna, cultural critic Touré to offer insights on racial identity in OIE events

Novelist Senna, cultural critic Touré to offer insights on racial identity in OIE events

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).

Tuesday

December 20, 2011 9:30 pm

King Day to showcase environmental justice

King Day to showcase environmental justice

Julian Agyeman, a pioneering environmental justice and sustainability advocate, offers the King Day keynote Jan. 16.

Wednesday

May 18, 2011 8:56 am

Renowned activist, comedian Dick Gregory to appear

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.

Thursday

February 3, 2011 3:03 pm

Lecture by Nishani Frazier marks Freedom Rides anniversary

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.

Wednesday

February 2, 2011 1:40 pm

Race in a Post-Human World talks resume with look at pop music, mobile technologies

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).

Monday

January 24, 2011 1:31 pm

Professor wins Warhol grant for book on artistic rituals of death and loss

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.”

Wednesday

April 21, 2010 11:56 am

Ask Me Another: Myron Beasley recalls a ‘moment of possibility’ in Port-au-Prince

In December 2009, faculty member Myron Beasley was in Port-au-Prince to co-curate the first Ghetto Biennale. The event brought 35…

Thursday

January 14, 2010 9:04 am

Sun Journal tells of Haitian connections of Beasley, Mathieu '12

The Lewiston Sun Journal interviews Myron Beasley, assistant professor of American cultural studies and African American studies, and student Eric…

Monday

January 4, 2010 1:43 pm

PRI’s The World, Miami Herald feature Ghetto Biennale

Public Radio International’s The World and The Miami Herald published recent stories about Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This unusual…

Friday

November 20, 2009 3:58 pm

Sugar production, slave labor to be discussed at Bates

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.