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From Black Lives Matter to the 2016 Elections: The Future of Black Politics

Humanities/Social Sciences Forum — W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture Cathy J. Cohen, David and Mary Winton Green Professor and Chair, Political Science, the University of Chicago “From Black Lives Matter to the 2016 Elections: The Future of Black Politics” Wednesday, November 9, 7 p.m.  University Center Ballroom With the end of the Obama presidency in sight and the …

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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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Heroes and Villains: Art, Imagination and the Road to Improved Race Relations in Baltimore

Humanities Forum Breai Mason-Campbell, Baltimore dancer, teacher, and community activist Daphne Harrison Lecture and Performance Thursday, April 7, 5:30 p.m. Dance Cube, Performing Arts and Humanities Building Room 337 Bigotry and systemic injustice are characterized by emotional detachment and resistance to accountability. They are positioned at the polar ends of the spectrum we use to …

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W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture: Linked Fates and Great Expectations: Revisiting Post-Colonial Africa and African-American Life through Diasporic Literature

Humanities Forum Dinaw Mengestu, MacArthur Fellow, acclaimed novelist, and professor of English, Brooklyn College Wednesday, November 11 | 7 pm Performing Arts and Humanities Building, Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall An Ethiopian-American novelist who has garnered widespread critical acclaim for his intimate depictions of the immigrant experience in America, Dinaw Mengestu was named a “20 …

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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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Panel Discussion on “Slavery by Another Name”

Humanities Forum Monday, February 9 | 4:30 p.m. Dr. Spencer Crew, Robinson Professor of American, African American, and Public History, George Mason University   Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery  The film Slavery By Another Name explores a reality that often went unacknowledged: a huge system of forced, unpaid labor, mostly affecting Southern black men, that lasted from …

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A Stirring Song Sung Heroic

Humanities Forum Tuesday, February 24 | 4:00 p.m. William Earle Williams, Audrey A. and John L. Dusseau Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Fine Arts, and Curator of Photography, Haverford College Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery A Stirring Song Sung Heroic features the work of photographer William Earle Williams. The history of American slavery is …

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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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W.E.B. Du Bois and the Challenge to Scientific Racism

Social Sciences Forum Wednesday, November 12 | 7:00 p.m. Evelynn M. Hammonds, Director of the Program for the Study of Race & Gender in Science & Medicine at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University University Center Ballroom A renowned researcher and author on the history of disease, on the analysis of …

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The Honor Code

Humanities Forum Monday, October 20 | 5:00 p.m. Daphne Harrison Lecture Kwame Anthony Appiah, Philosopher, Cultural Theorist and Novelist  Performing Arts and Humanities Building Theatre   Philosophers spend lots of time thinking about what is right and wrong, and some time thinking about how to get people to see what is right and wrong—but almost no time thinking about …

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