Black History Month 2018


Black Europe

FEB‑8, Ethnic Studies Library, 5:30-7:00PM

Stephen Small, professor of African American Studies at UC Berkeley, introduces his recently published book, 20 Questions and Answers on Black Europe (Amrit Publishers, The Hague, Netherlands, 2018).

Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity

FEB‑12 , Albert Johnson Conference Room 650 Barrows Hall, 5:30-7:00PM in conjunction with Center for Race and Gender

C. Riley Snorton is the associate professor of Africana studies and feminist, gender, and sexuality studies at Cornell University and visiting associate professor of American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California.
He will speak about his newly published book Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity (University of Minnesota Press, 2017).

The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam

FEB‑15, Fannie Lou Hamer Center, Food at 5:30PM talk at 6:00PM in conjunction with Center for Race and Gender 

Ula Taylor, Professor and Chair of the Department African American Studies at UC Berkeley, introduces her recently published book, The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam (University of North Carolina Press, 2017).

Black Sproul: African American Leaders Speak @ Sproul Plaza

FEB‑22, Fannie Lou Hamer Center, Food at 7:00PM talk at 7:30PM

Paul Lee, historian, filmmaker and freelance writer, is the director of Best Efforts, Inc. (BEI), a professional research and consulting service that specializes in the recovery, preservation and promotion of global “black” history and culture.

An African American and Latinx History of the U.S: An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights

FEB‑23, Multicultural Community Center, 2:00-4:00PM

Paul Ortiz is an associate professor of history and the director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida. He will speak about his newly published book, An African American and Latinx History of the United States (Beacon Press, 2018).


FEB‑26, Fannie Lou Hamer Center, Food at 5:30PM talk at 6:00PM  

Charlotte Hill O’Neal aka Mama C, writer/poet, visual artist, musician, healer, longtime community activist and is the co-director of United African Alliance Community Center (UAACC). Mama C is currently based in Tanzania.