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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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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 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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Black Ethnic Identity and Immigration: Pursuit of the American Dream

Social Sciences Forum  Christina Greer, associate professor of political science, Fordham University Tuesday, February 23, 4:30 p.m. University Center Room 310  There has been significant voluntary immigration of black populations from Africa and the Caribbean over the past few decades, which has changed the racial, ethnic, and political landscape in the U.S. An important question …

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Dear White People: Film Screening and Conversation

Humanities Forum Kimberly Moffitt, Dresher Center fellow and associate professor of American studies, UMBC Damon Turner, adjunct professor in Africana studies, UMBC and PhD Candidate in African American history, Morgan State University Thursday, September 24 | 7 pm Performing Arts & Humanities Building : Rm. 132 The film Dear White People follows the lives of …

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The U.S. Constitution and the Battle Over Racial Equality Today

Social Sciences Forum Wednesday, September 17  | 4:30 p.m. Rogers M. Smith, Associate Dean for the Social Sciences and Chair of the University of Pennsylvania’s Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th floor The author of seven books on citizenship and equality in the United States, including one that was a …

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