February 20th, 2019
Feb 20 2019 5:30pmColors of Africa: Food and Fashion from Across the ContinentInstitute for Inclusion and Equity, Wismer LowerA celebration of African culture in its purest form. All are welcome as this event will consist of West African dishes such as jollof, music, and fashion. Students will share their experiences.
February 21st, 2019
Feb 21 2019 6:30pmBlack Women’s Community Building And Activism In The Black Power MovementBears’ Den, Wismer CenterAshley D. Farmer is a historian of black women’s history, intellectual history and radical politics. She is an assistant professor in the departments of history and African and African diaspora studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
February 28th, 2019
Feb 28 2019 6:00pmInvocation: A Night of Poetry with Ariana BrownMusser Auditorium at Pfahler HallSponsored by the Inclusive Community Grant and Arts & Lecture Funds
What We Do
AAAS Guest Lecturers
AAAS’s yearly guest lecturer program began with the visit of Dr. Babacar M’baye of Kent State University’s Pan-African Studies and English Departments. In 2013, Dr. Rachel Daniel (UC/ English, ’06), then an American Studies doctoral candidate at University of Massachusetts, made it a tradition which Ivan Noisette continued in 2014.
Civil Rights Tour
Every spring, Rev. Charles Rice offers students who take his “Religion and Civil Rights Movement” course an opportunity to visit Alabama, Mississippi, and/or Tennessee. Students witness the power of place at meaningful sites and dialogue with activists from the U.S. Civil Rights Movement over Spring Break.
Cloake House Guest Lecturers
Berlinda Garnett is an Emmy Award-Winning Producer for FOX 29 News (WTXF-TV). Currently, she serves as a Producer for the Enterprise Unit, which includes Investigations and Special Projects. She has written and produced hundreds of segments ranging from health to entertainment, fashion to money, food to pets, as well as numerous stories and profile pieces. Her diverse library of work also includes the highly regarded, prime time special, “Black on Black,” which explores the recent causes and ramifications of the uptick in violence in the African-American community among young black males.