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Humanities Teaching Lab: Frederick Douglass Day

Humanities Humanities Teaching Lab: Frederick Douglass Day Wednesday, February 14, 12 – 2 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery The Dresher Center for the Humanities invites the campus community to celebrate the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass at a digital “Transcribe-a-thon,” with public readings and birthday cake. Although Douglass was born into bondage and …

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Deepa Iyer: “Becoming Bridge-Builders and Disrupters: Navigating Racial and Gender Realities in America Today”

Humanities Forum — 11th Annual Korenman Lecture Deepa Iyer, South Asian American activist, writer, and lawyer “Becoming Bridge-Builders and Disrupters: Navigating Racial and Gender Realities in America Today” Thursday, March 8, 4 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery America is becoming a nation in which communities of color will comprise the majority population by 2040. …

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Séverine Autesserre: The Trouble With The Congo

Social Sciences Forum Séverine Autesserre: “The Trouble With The Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding” Wednesday, October 11, 4 – 5 p.m. Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture Based on more than 330 interviews and a year and a half of field research, Professor Autesserre develops a case study of international intervention …

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Toyin Falola: The Contemporary African Immigrant Communities in the U.S.

Humanities Forum — W. E. B. Du Bois Lecture Toyin Falola: The Contemporary African Immigrant Communities in the U.S. Wednesday, November 8, 7 – 8:30 p.m. UC Ballroom A substantial number of citizens of continental Africa now live in the United States. Toyin Falola examines the differences in migratory trends between enforced and voluntary migration …

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I Heard It Through the Grapevine: Film Screening and Conversation

Humanities Forum I Heard It Through the Grapevine: Film Screening and Conversation Maurice Wallace, Associate Professor of English and Associate Director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia; and Maleda Belilgne, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and English, UMBC Thursday, February 23, 5:30 p.m. 132 Performing …

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A Conversation About Digital Access

Humanities Forum — Daphne Harrison Lecture  “A Conversation About Digital Access” Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress Thursday, April 13, 5:30 p.m. Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall  Dr. Carla Hayden will discuss the importance of the Library of Congress in the 21st century, especially in the digital age. The Library houses more than 162 million items …

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Black Woman Narrative Interrupted: Debunking Mainstream Narratives about Physical Activity

Social Sciences Forum Rashawn Ray, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park “Black Woman Narrative Interrupted: Debunking Mainstream Narratives about Physical Activity” Tuesday, October 18, 4:30 p.m.  Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th floor   Why are black women in the U.S. more likely to be obese and less physically active than other groups, and …

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The Case for Racial Pluralism

Department of Philosophy Quayshawn Spencer, Department of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania Wednesday, September 28, 4 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Metaphysicians of race have produced several theories about the nature and reality of race as ‘race’ is used in current, ordinary American English. However, despite creating over a dozen US race theories, philosophers have …

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English Department Reading Series: Natalie Diaz

English Department Reading Series Natalie Diaz, poet Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 5-6 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery Natalie Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, CA, on the banks of the Colorado River. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. Diaz’s …

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The Black Presidency

Humanities Forum Michael Eric Dyson, University Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University, and radio host “The Black Presidency” Thursday, October 27, 5 p.m.  Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, 7th floor In “The Black Presidency,” Michael Eric Dyson will explore the role of race in shaping Barack Obama’s identity and groundbreaking presidency. With the overwhelming number of …

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